The Silver Chair to reboot Chronicles of Narnia franchise
"All original. All original characters."
We may finally be able to feast our eyes upon the fourth film in C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia series, according to the franchise's producer.
6 years after the abrubt end to The Chronicles of Narnia film adaptations, porducer Mark Gordon has revealed plans to reboot the franchise with The Silver Chair, technically the fourth novel int he series.
Speaking at the TCA press tour, Gordon said they're "hoping to be able to make [The Silver Chair] very shortly. We’re very excited about it.”
Althought he original story is a sequel to The Voyage of the Dawn Treader -- the last book to get a film adaptation -- The Silver Chair will act as a reboot of the film franchise with none of the original cast members returning.
“It’s all going to be a brand new franchise,” Gordon told Collider. “All original. All original characters, different directors, and an entire new team that this is coming from.” Gordon then clarified that the new “original characters” will be from Narnia.
The original story of the book regarding the Silver Chair follows the cousins of the children from the first three movies, Eustace. Transported back to Narnia 50 years later, they have to help rescue Prince Caspian's (now King Caspian) son Prince Rilian. We'll have to wait and see how closely they stick to the book on this one.
We'll let you know more as it's released.