[Movies] Writer Found For The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.05.2013
The man who wrote Life of Pi...
Variety reports that writer David Magee (Life of Pi) has signed on to write The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, which is the fourth film in the series. This comes two months after Mark Gordon signed a deal with the C.S. Lewis Company to jointly develop and produce the movie. The last three films have earned $1.6 billion worldwide. Magee has been nominated for Oscars for Life of Pie and 2004's Finding Neverland.
He said: "I have always loved ‘The Chronicles of Narnia' and I endlessly imagined myself finding my own passage into Narnia someday. All these years later, I'm getting to fulfill that wish just a little bit by writing the film adaptation of ‘The Silver Chair' and could not be more excited about it."
Gordon and Douglas Gresham will produce with Vincent Sieber of The C.S. Lewis Company, as Michele Wolkoff and Sara Smith will produce for The Mark Gordon Company.
The book series began with The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe in 1950, followed by 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.
Disney produced and released the first two films: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (2005, $745 million worldwide) and Prince Caspian (2008, $420 million). FOX produced and released Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2011, $415 million).