Are you ready to return to Narnia?
Hollywood certainly is, as THR reports that a fourth Chronicles of Narnia movie is now underway. This latest adaptation will borrow its story from C.S. Lewis’ The Silver Chair, a fantasy novel first published in 1953 that continues the story of King Caspian, Aslan the lion and Eustace Scrubb (a character played by Will Poulter in 2010’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader).
"As we prepare to bring the next book to life, we are humbled and excited to contribute to the outstanding legacy of Narnia," said Mark Gordon of the Mark Gordon Company, which will help produce the sequel.
While they aren’t exactly Harry Potter films, the Narnia movies have done well at the box office, justifying a fourth installment in the cinematic franchise – though the overall grosses have decreased (domestically) over time. The first movie, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, got the franchise off to a booming start, earning $291 million back in 2005. But then Prince Caspian banked $141 million in 2008, and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader topped out at $104.3M domestically three years ago.
Here’s a dance through the Narnia movies of the past:
And it all leads up to The Silver Chair, which actually existed as a BBC miniseries that was broken up into six parts in 1990. You can watch the first part below and get an idea of what the big screen adaptation will get to do with the story (and, presumably, a much bigger budget)
The rest of the series can be found in its entirety by clicking right here. At this stage we don't know when The Silver Chair will be making its way to theaters, but expect some big changes to the cast considering the story takes place 50 years after the events of Dawn Treader. The movie could end up almost being a reboot of the series with an all new cast.