It is going on six years since Voyage of the Dawn Treader limped miserably into theaters, when underwhelming reviews and lowly box office returns effectively doused any chance that another iteration of C.S. Lewis’ beloved fantasy series – The Silver Chair, specifically – would light up the big screen anytime soon.
If you’re one of the few clinging onto hope that The Chronicles Of Narnia would get the overhaul treatment, you’re in luck; Deadline is reporting today that TriStar Pictures and The Mark Gordon Company are officially joining forces to finally bring that Silver Chair movie to life.
Considered a soft reboot behind the scenes – following Disney’s spin on The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and 2008’s Prince Caspian, followed by Fox taking the reins on Voyage of the Dawn Treader – TriStar is now the third major studio to have a crack at The Chronicles of Narnia series, with all signs pointing to this new production house bringing in new actors and fresh blood to really fire Narnia back into the mainstream. Life Of Pi and Finding Neverland scribe David Magee remains attached to the script after turning in a first draft last year.
In tandem with the news, Gordon released a statement:
“Developing this project with The C.S. Lewis Company has been immensely exciting and a real joy. We are so pleased to team up with our good friends at TriStar and our partners at eOne to introduce this new, magical chapter of the Narnia franchise to fans around the world, both old and new.”
Could the third studio be the charm for C. S. Lewis’ beloved fantasy series? We’ll be keeping tabs on TriStar’s revival of The Chronicles of Narnia as this story develops.