I've enjoyed the Chronicles of Narnia films over the years, but after the last one I honestly didn't think we would see another as it wasn't the best in the series. But today it has been announced that The Mark Gordon Company and the C.S. Lewis Company will team up to develop and produce the fourth film in the series, The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Silver Chair.
Prior to this, Fox released The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader, in 2010, and before that Disney released The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe in 2005 and Prince Caspian in 2008.
CS Lewis’ stepson Douglas Gresham is a producer on the film, and he had this to say in a statement,
“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”, Gresham said. “I am very much looking forward to diving once more into Narnia, this time with Mark Gordon and his team.”
Gordon went on to say that,
“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.”
I hope the film ends up being a solid adaptation. This was a good book in the series; I remember really liking it. Here's the description:
Narnia ... where giants wreak havoc ... where evil weaves a spell ... where enchantment rules.
Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, a noble band of friends are sent to rescue a prince held captive. But their mission to Underland brings them face-to-face with an evil more beautiful and more deadly than they ever expected.