[Movies] The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair Is On The Way
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.01.2013
The fourth Narnia movie...
Coming Soon reports that The CS Lewis company is working with The Mark Gordon Company to develop and produce The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair. This is the fourth book in C.S. Lewis' fantasy series and will be the fouth film in the franchise, after The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Gordon said: "Like many readers, both young and old, I am a huge fan of C.S. Lewis's beautiful and allegorical world of Narnia. 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."
Douglas Gresham, stepson of C.S. Lewis, added: "I have a great deal of respect for Mark Gordon's work and am confident that together we can bring the beauty and magical delight that Narnia engenders in the hearts of those who read the books to the screen in 'The Silver Chair.' I am very much looking forward to diving once more into Narnia, this time with Mark Gordon and his team."
Gordon and Gresham will produce with Vincent Sieber, Los Angeles based director of the C.S. Lewis Company. They will also work with the Mark Gordon Company to develop a script. Michele Wolkoff and Sara Smith will oversee for The Mark Gordon Company.
Sieber said: "We are very excited by this partnership and to be able to work on this movie from its earliest conception on such a collaborative basis. It gives us the opportunity to develop a script and then produce a film with some of the most talented industry professionals whilst remaining completely faithful to this much loved book."
The first three films have earned over $1.6 billion worldwide. The series of seven novels have sold over 100 million copies already. The series began with The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in 1950. It was followed by six more novels, including the prequel (The Magician's Nephew) and the sequels (The Horse and His Boy, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair and The Last Battle) came out within six more years. The Last Battle was awarded the Carnegie Award, the highest award one can get in children's literature.