The Chronicles of Narnia will be returning to the big screen, thanks to an agreement between the C. S. Lewis Company and the Mark Gordon Company. The movie will be based on The Silver Chair, which is the 6th book chronologically, and the 4th book as per the publication order of the series.
Mark Gordon has produced works like Saving Private Ryan, as well as Criminal Minds and Grey’s Anatomy. About The Chronicles of Narnia, he 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.
He will be working together with Douglas Gresham, one of the producers of the previous movies and C. S. Lewis’ stepson, as well as Vincent Sieber, a director from the C. S. Lewis Company.
The novel is set several decades after The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, but less than a year later in England. Prince Caspian is now an old man and his son, Prince Rillian, has gone missing. To solve this mystery, Aslan sends Eustace Scrubb (the Pevensie’s cousin) and his friend Jill Pole to Narnia, where they embark in an epic quest that will show them giants, evil witches, enormous serpents, and the strange world of Underland.
If this movie does well, perhaps they will tackle The Horse and His Boy next, and eventually get to the last two books of the series. Douglas Gresham seems confident in Mark Gordon’s work, so hopefully we will still see the rest of these adaptations.