‘Chronicles of Narnia’ Fourth Film Planned Thanks to Deal With Mark Gordon

'Chronicles of Narnia' Fourth Film Planned Thanks to Deal With Mark Gordon

“The Silver Chair” will make it to the big screen

Aslan will roar on the big screen again.

The C.S. Lewis Company will partner with The Mark Gordon Company to jointly develop and produce a feature film adaptation of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair.”

Plans for a big screen version of the fourth book in Lewis’ fantasy series were delayed after the third film in the series, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” made slightly less at the box office than its producers had hoped, grossing north of $400 million on a $155 million budget.

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Compounding matters, Walden Media, which produced the first three films, underwent a major restructuring this year and laid off a big chunk of its employees after announcing it will concentrate on third party productions.

In Gordon, C.S. Lewis Company gets a veteran producer who has worked on such films as “Saving Private Ryan,” “Wonder Boys” and “Speed.”

“Like many readers, both young and old, I am a huge fan of C.S. Lewis’s beautiful and allegorical world of Narnia,” Gordon said in a statement.  “These fantasy stories inspire real-world passion among millions of devoted fans around the world. As we prepare to bring the next book to life, we are humbled and excited to contribute to the outstanding legacy of Narnia.”

Mark Gordon and Douglas Gresham along with Vincent Sieber, the L.A.- based director of The C.S. Lewis Company, will serve as producers and will work with The Mark Gordon Company on developing the script.

The first three Narnia films combined have grossed over $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office.

 

 

  • Black Bones

    Hell Ya!!! Extreamly excited for this movie!

  • Martin

    I'm glad my favourite Narnia book is finally getting made! Puddleglum needs to be perfect

  • hornacek

    They better hurry up or the kids from previous movies will be too old.

    • Tib

      If you read the books you'd know that none of the Pevensie kids are in The Silver Chair

      • hornacek

        Uh, if *you* had read the books like I had you'd know that Eustace returns to star in The Silver Chair and The Last Battle.

        TLB also features most of the kids from the previous books: Peter, Edmund, Eustace, Lucy, Jill, Polly and Digory. If they don't hurry up these actors are all going to be in their 40s by the time they make TLB into a film.

        • Tib

          Eustace is not a Pevensie

          • hornacek

            When did I say Pevensie in my posts? I said “the kids from previous movies” which includes the Pevensies, Eustace and Caspian – at this point Eustace takes over as the main character. Besides the Pevensies are pretty much gone for the rest of the books until The Last Battle.

          • Tib

            Eustace was only in one movie, not movies. Same goes for Caspian. And Caspian wasn't played by a kid. Ben Barnes was like 30 years old when VOTDT was made. So I don't know what other “kids from previous movies” you could have meant.

          • hornacek

            Ok, it sounds like you're inadvertently proving my point. I originally said “They better hurry up or the kids from previous movies will be too old.” and you've said the “kids” I was talking about are the 4 Pevensie kids since it's not Eustace or Caspain. So if it took them this long to start making The Silver Chair then these “kids” are gonna be too old to play their kid-selves in The Last Battle.

            So thank you for doing all my work for me.

          • Tib

            No you didn't. But nice try at digging yourself out though

          • hornacek

            Whatever makes you feel better, sorry we weren't able to agree, but I tried my best to explain it to you.

          • Tib

            LOL at you for editing the original post to say “when they get to the final book”.

          • hornacek

            I had to make it more clear but some people were not getting the fairly obvious point.

          • fairportfan

            But they're not kids in TLB – they're young adults. And Digory and Polly are in the prime of life, rather than elderly.

          • hornacek

            Young adults, that's how I remember it. But at this rate of making the movies that actors will all be in their 40s by the time they do TLB. Hence my original point.

          • Bluebeat

            Um..I don't think you understood what hornacek meant…young adults is only 18-early 20s. I think what hornacek meant(but it was an ironic statement though) is they'll super-old by then and wouldn't look young anymore.

        • fairportfan

          All of the Pevensies are adults in The Last Battle

          • hornacek

            Really? I thought the Pevensies were only a few years older in TLB then they were in their last Narnia adventures. But it's been years since I read it.

            Don't only 3 of the Pevensies return because one of them stopped believing? It's one of the girls, isn't it?

        • Frederick D Provoncha

          hornacek's core point remains valid. If they don't hurry, the actor who played Eustace in Dawn Treader will be too old to play Eustace in Silver Chair.

          • hornacek

            Thank you. The other poster just couldn't understand what I was saying. Trying to explain it to him was like banging my head against a brick wall.

  • PRMR77

    Could not be more pleased, I love these films and that's saying something as a 44 year old father of three. These were the only books I read as a child all I need now is my favourite bringing to the big screen “The Magicians Nephew”

  • Brewster Lync

    Damn,, come on,, i can't waiting for this movie,, I hope Will Poulter could be the actor again

  • Seth

    Fantastic news! :)

  • fairportfan

    I do hope it's closer to the book than Prince Caspian was.

  • DrRockso

    Eustace is a huge star now. Hope they can afford him!

  • BethanyJane

    Excited!
    But it's not the fourth book…It's the sixth book…As a C.S. Lewis fangirl, that made me more angry than I am willing to admit

  • theone777

    Please! Do it right! I can not bear another VOTDT fail :/ There is no reason Narnia shouldn't be filmed as Oscar worthy. It deserves it.

  • GinnyWeasley002

    I AM SO EXCITED!!! IT IS GOING TO BE AMAZING. Sorry. I had a major freak-out fan-girl moment when I saw this.

  • Bluebeat

    But the actor who plays Eustace is a little bit older now. How will they do it since the main characters of Silver Chair are still children? I guess they'll just have to re-write it and make them teenagers instead just like in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.