What We Know About THE SILVER CHAIR Movie
Posted February 4, 2017 5:41 pm by Glumpuddle
It has been over six years since we saw Narnia on the big screen, but a 4th movie is on the way. Here is what we know about The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair…
The film is being developed and produced by The Mark Gordon Company and The C.S. Lewis Company. Walden Media is not involved.
Douglas Gresham (step-son of C.S. Lewis), Mark Gordon, Vincent Sieber, and Melvin Adams.
To be announced
Academy Award nominee David Magee (Finding Neverland, Life of Pi) is writing the script. The Lady of the Green Kirtle will apparently have a name. And, Gresham confirmed that Puddleglum’s famous speech from chapter 12 will be in the film.
Producer Mark Gordon indicated none of the original cast would return, but this has not been officially announced. Eustace, Aslan, Caspian, and Trumpkin are the only returning characters in the book. It is worth noting that Will Poulter, who played Eustace in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, is now 24 years old (Eustace is 9 years old in The Silver Chair according to C.S. Lewis’s timeline).
Tristar, eOne, The Mark Gordon Company
Some seemingly off-the-cuff statements by Producer Mark Gordon started rumors that The Silver Chair will reboot Narnia. While the film will undeniably be a reboot in the sense that it will restart a franchise after a long hiatus… it remains to be seen if it will take place in a continuity separate from the first three films.
To be announced. Gresham hopes to start “the next phase of pre-production” sometime this year. Based on that, we would estimate that late 2018 is probably the earliest the film could be released.
UPDATE (4-3-17): Gresham hopes to start filming this Fall and release in late 2018.