‘Chronicles of Narnia’ gets its fourth installment

‘Chronicles of Narnia’ gets its fourth installment

- Producer Mark Gordon announced the official reboot of the fourth novel in ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ series

- The C.S. Lewis Company is set to produce the film with 3 more production companies while the screenwriter of ‘Life of Pi’ and ‘Finding Neverland’ will write the script

- The three movies before it which started with ‘The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe’ earned $1.58 billion

If you’re a self-confessed bookworm since a kid then you must have read Harry Potter, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and other classics.

There were some apprehensions about turning these page-turners into motion pictures – including a lot of complaints regarding some chapters of the books omitted in the film adaptation just to fit the entire story into a 2-hour length movie.

However, fans of the enchanted series ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ written by C.S. Lewis were ecstatic when the first one out of the seven books turned into a well-received movie.

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‘Chronicles of Narnia’ gets its fourth installment

The Pevensie children’s story in the first film was enjoyed by a lot of viewers. (Photo credit: sky.com)

6 years after its last installment, the series announced its comeback with ‘The Silver Chair.’

The C.S. Lewis Company, The Mark Gordon Company, and Entertainment One will join with Sony-owned studio TriStar pictures to produce the fourth novel.

Meanwhile, David Magee, the screenwriter of ‘The Life of Pi’ and ‘Finding Neverland,’ is set to give life to the script.

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In a statement released on Tuesday, the producer Mark Gordon expressed his excitement in working with the producers but more so, in bringing a new chapter to both old and new fans of the Narnia franchise.

‘Chronicles of Narnia’ gets its fourth installment

Screenwriter of the critically-acclaimed ‘Life of Pi’ will be part of the movie. (Photo credit: quotesgram.com)

This was an inevitable event as the worldwide success of the first three films grossed $1.58 billion. The franchise, which started in 2005 with ‘The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,’ captured not only the children but those who are young at hearts too.

The tale began with the Pevensie children who accidentally discovered a wardrobe that led them to the magical land of Narnia.

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Next in its tails were ‘Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia’ and ‘The Voyage of the Dawn Treader’ which were released in 2008 and 2010 respectively. Both of their plots follow the siblings and their journey.

‘Chronicles of Narnia’ gets its fourth installment

‘The Voyage of the Dawn Treader’ and its cast were warmly received in 2010. (Photo credit: theguardian)

However, the ‘Silver Chair’ which was published on September 1953, introduced a new era since it doesn’t include anyone from the Pevensie family. In fact, Prince Caspian who was young in the previous film will now appear as an old man.

No word has been out yet on when will it be available on theaters and who will be the cast to watch out for.

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Considered as a classic, the Narnia Series was released from 1950-1956. Characters from both Greek and Roman mythology were present in the story. It was the author’s best-known work which was translated into 47 languages.

Source: Kami.com.ph

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