Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: Get 12 Issues For £25
Buy the perfect Christmas present this year
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Andy Serkis Takes Us Inside The Imaginarium
The actor-director gives us a tour of his state-of-the-art studio
Sony To Release The Interview After All
Update: US cinemas get limited roll-out
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
02 December 2014
Source Code Sequel Planned
Anna Foerster will direct the follow-up
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Fourth Chronicles Of Narnia Film Planned
The Silver Chair will get its cinematic shot

01 October 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Wrap

submit to reddit

Though Disney launched them in 2005 with great fanfare, The Chronicles Of Narnia films haven’t quite taken off the way all involved might have hoped. Indeed, the Mouse House ended its involvement with the franchise after the second film, Prince Caspian, and when 2010’s The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader didn’t make the sort of box office return that 20th Century Fox and Walden Media were aiming for, it seemed to sound the death knell for Aslan and co. Yet as readers of the books know, he’s a lion who thrives on resurrection and now the C.S. Lewis Company has struck up a partnership with veteran producer Mark Gordon to bring The Silver Chair to screens.

The book finds Eustace (played in Dawn Treader by Will Poulter) and classmate Jill Pole sent to Narnia by Aslan on a mission to help the now-elderly King Caspian (who we met in Prince Caspian in the form of Ben Barnes) find his missing son. It’s set years (in Narnia time, at least) after Dawn Treader. Eustace and Jill find a much-changed, much-darker Narnia, and have to somehow restore the missing Prince.

“Like many readers, both young and old, I am a huge fan of C.S. Lewis’s beautiful and allegorical world of Narnia,” Gordon said in a statement discovered in a secret wardrobe chamber by The Wrap. “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.”

Given that the first three Narnia films actually ended up with a combined $1.6 billion in earnings, it’s perhaps not that surprising that the Lewis company would keep trying with the series. Gordon and company’s first task will be to find a writer to start developing a script, so it’ll likely be at least a couple of years before Aslan roars again. 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Lizzy Caplan Joins The Interview
She'll star with Seth Rogen and James Franco
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

RE: YEEESSSSSSS!!!!
FINALLY! Great news! More

Posted by NeoBrowser at 05:24 on 02 October 2013 | Report This Post

YEEESSSSSSS!!!!
Absolutely brilliant news! More

Posted by madboynutter at 21:41 on 01 October 2013 | Report This Post

Ben Barnes
Ben Barnes or else I say. I mean, work him in through flashbacks or something. I do not want to see Barnes as a crusty old guy. More

Posted by ado123 at 20:22 on 01 October 2013 | Report This Post

Love the other films so I can't wait for this film to come out !!!!!!!! :) Also I love the latest one because of the mouse and the cousin. More

Posted by rossmon at 20:08 on 01 October 2013 | Report This Post

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 69% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Three Favourite Scenes Of 2014
A hat-trick of moneyshots from the last 12 months

The 32 Funniest Movie Moments Of The Year
2014's side-splittingest scenes

The 10 Best Games Of The Year
2014's top pixel-pushers duke it out for the number one slot

Dan Stevens: The Breakout Star Of 2014
We congratulate The Guest star on his year to remember

The 15 Most Memorable Character Deaths Of The Year
2014’s RIP honour roll

Watch: Night At The Museum's Cast Share Their Favourite Robin Williams Performance
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Ben Kingsley pay tribute to the actor

Watch: Jack O'Connell And Luke Treadaway Talk Unbroken
On POWs, panto and how to name your bomber

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)