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Narnia Movie Franchise Revived: New Team to Produce The Silver Chair

Promotional image for The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader

A new production team has been established to bring The Chronicles of Narnia back to theaters with the production of The Silver Chair.

According to Deadline, TriStar Pictures will be financing the film. The Mark Gordon Company and eOne will be distributing the film alongside Sony. Producers include: Mark Gordon, Vincent Sieber, Melvin Adams, and C.S. Lewis’ stepson Douglas Gresham.

It has previously been reported that David Magee was writing the script. He is the screenwriter behind Finding Neverland and Life of Pi.

Mark Gordon said, “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.”

Three live-action Narnia movies have already been made — The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in 2005, Prince Caspian in 2008, and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in 2010.

TriStar president, Hannah Minghella, expressed excitement at having a hand in the new film’s production. Her statement read: “Reading The Chronicles of Narnia was one of the formative experiences of my childhood, just as it has been for children around the world for generations. To have the opportunity to bring new life to the Narnia films with a new creative team is a career highlight… We’re thrilled to be working with Mark, Doug, Melvin, Vincent, and David as we adapt The Silver Chair.”

C.S. Lewis’ stepson, David Gresham, expressed eagerness to get started again on the long-languishing film project. “It’s been both fun and exciting to work with Mark Gordon and David Magee to develop the next Narnian movie, and now it’s a thrill to welcome Tristar to our Narnia family,” he said. “I greatly look forward to plunging again into the joys and challenges of once more bringing Narnia to the screen, this time with the wonderful story of The Silver Chair.”SuperFable