What We Know About THE SILVER CHAIR Movie

Posted February 4, 2017 5:41 pm by Glumpuddle

Updated: July 7, 2017

It has been over six years since we saw Narnia on the big screen, but a fourth movie is on the way. Here is what we know about The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair

Note: The above video was posted on February 4, 2017. There have been significant developments since then.

Director
Joe Johnston

Producers
Douglas Gresham (step-son of C.S. Lewis), Mark Gordon, Vincent Sieber, and Melvin Adams.

Screenplay
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.

Cast
Director Joe Johnston said The Silver Chair will have an all new cast. Eustace, Aslan, Caspian, and Trumpkin are the only returning characters in the book.

Distribution
Sony, eOne

Financing
Tristar, eOne, The Mark Gordon Company

Reboot?
Director Joe Johnston said “Everything is new; this is the beginning of a brand-new trilogy. We will make reference to characters and events in the other films as the book does, but think of this as the beginning of an all-new trilogy.” The word “trilogy” raises some questions since there are four books remaining in the series.
Tristar president Hannah Minghella said, “Silver Chair is a perfect moment to rejoin the franchise because it introduces a new character, a young girl named Jill, going into Narnia for the first time.”

Release Date
Last we heard Gresham hopes to start filming in Fall 2017 and release in late 2018. But that report is a months old now, so that may no longer be the plan.

Keep checking back!

44 Comments For This Story

  • The Rose-Tree Dryad says:

    Nice job on the video! I hope it becomes obsolete very soon, though. 😉

  • Luke Pilgrim says:

    The Chronicles of Narnia live in my heart. I look forward to adaptations. I liked the latter, despite some changes (in particular The Journey of the Dawn Treader), I felt that the spirit of the book held.

  • Aslan#1Fan says:

    I’m excited! Thanks for video!!!

  • Skilletdude says:

    Slick video, Glumpuddle.

  • Matt says:

    They should really get Peter Jackson to direct the movie

  • Anfinwen says:

    Yay! I know there is nothing new, but it’s nice just to have a new article.

  • Diggory and Jill Fan says:

    There r a few things I’m liking about this movie so far. I know some people don’t like the idea of giving the Lotgk a name but I do, because that shows that she and the White Witch are not the same person. I’m glad that Puddleglum’s famous speech is in the script, David Magee is an Amazing screenwriter, and I’m happy that Tristar is for filling Douglas Gresham’s wishes.

  • Ripicheep says:

    can you audition for the role of jill pole even if you live in the united states?

    • Tara the Narnian Soldier says:

      OMG! u can be in the movie if the movie makers chose u?

    • Eva says:

      I’m sure if you’re able to even if you’re in another country, however the most recent casting roles (Eustace, Will Poulter’s role, for example) was chosen from few kids in performing art schools, so he was presumably well funded by them and had agents, etc. 🙂

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  • Tara says:

    OMG cant beleive there is gonna be another movie.
    I wish the pevensies were in it though:(

  • tara says:

    I still cant believe there is a fourth movie
    There is right?
    I know there is. Cant bring myself to believe it till I see the trailer. people are putting fake ones

  • tara says:

    Hey, does anybody know how to receive the Narnia newsletter?
    I heard u get t from the official website

  • Tara the Narnian Soldier says:

    I like my new name. who else?

  • Claudia says:

    Is there anyway to know when the casting auditions will be going on?

  • gandalf says:

    give Mel Gibson the directorial chair, he will do it very well.

  • gandalf says:

    Consider Mel Gibson:
    1. He can christian themes (extremely)
    2. He can make GREAT movies in just low budget.
    3. He got this UNIQUE style and has good experience.
    4. He got very high imagination – Narnia was written in high imagination.
    5. Image the Aslan he will bring into the stage: the voice, the shot, and the power.
    6. Gibson’s best is the clarity of any messages he can bring in a movie: casts, score, visual, and deep soulful lesson. Imagine Aslan appearance moment without having to said anything, Gibson will definitely create the feel, you know.

    If you are agree with me, please promote my idea to the team and the studio to address Mr. Gibson. I’m just hoping for the best Narnian film to produce, not another insufficient adaptation.

    • ChristianMan17 says:

      Yes, I believe Mel Gibson would do a really good job, I just saw his film, "Passion of Christ" and oh my gosh, it was very true to what happened with Christ, I really want a great director who’s really into Christianity and knows how to stay more true to the book. There r a few things I’m liking about this movie so far, but I’ll still be in absolute horror if this movie kills the franchise again, and this time, I’ll be like, "that’s it, I’m done, no more Narnia film series for me!" *Facepalm*

      • Gandalf the Grey says:

        Yes, Mel will actually pretty good, no, GREAT! I believe. He got this unique talent that whatever concept (yet good concept) be put in front of him he can’t handle, and with style and precision.

        The guy always surprised us – a magical narnia he will make no doubt.

        We as fans have to promote the idea of him being director through narnia’s email, Facebook, twitter or even to the team’s member. We need this turn to be infallible in every aspect: budget, adaptation, themes, and inspiration

  • gandalf says:

    I mean in the first one that ‘He can bare christian themes’.

  • Dylan says:

    So any updates? I’m hoping Silver Chair has begun preproduction now! Can’t wait for the Horse and his Boy next!! That’s my favorite.

  • Michael says:

    Why did they even consider Puddleglum’s speech to be removed? What’s the point?

    All of the film adaptations should stay true to the books, except Horse and His Boy. It is my favorite book but also the most controversial..
    While I like that the Calormens (and Aravis) are dark skinned, they should remove the part when the Tarkan says "for your cheek is as dark as mine but the boy is fair and white like the accursed but beautiful barbarians who inhabit the remote North."
    It’s fine for them to be dark skinned and it will be great to see diversity casting. But no need to mention skin tone.
    Also, I think Aravis (and Shasta too) should be older, so we don’t face the issue of child marriage that also relates to arab/indian countries. Calormen should be a people that are just dark skinned because of the sun but should have nothing to do with eastern races in our world.
    I hope they make these changes with grace.

    • Lilian says:

      You make excellent points about H&HB! You should write an article about it.

      • Michael says:

        I would love to write an article! I have so much to say about this wonderful book that some readers tend to judge so critically.
        C.S Lewis actually depicted Calormen as a beautiful country but with a corrupt leader. Just like how Narnia would soon be corrupted by Jadis. C.S Lewis doesn’t only talk about dark skinned people negatively, he calls Jadis, literally the White Witch. This shows how all races can have bad and good.
        Horse and His Boy is my favorite because it really tackles a lot of issues and in the end, it’s about how we should all get along no matter what our backgrounds are. We all have our own stories.
        I truly wish they would just make the Horse and His Boy instead of the Silver Chair! I feel like it has an important message that is so critical to the times we live in.

    • Gandalf the Grey says:

      What we hope for, now is that the studio and the new team will bring in an ingenious DIRECTOR to helm the SC movie. Let leave off talking about HHB, MN, and FB for now until the current project be a success.

      The SC film need to be a shot which DARTS RIGHT ON LEWIS’S NARNIA!

      • Michael says:

        I agree we should focus on SC but I hope they begin to work on the Narnia film after SC as well. If they keep stalling between films, the audience loses interest (at least, the general film-going audience that aren’t so familiar with the books). It would be great to have a Narnia film every two years. That being said, I hope as soon as SC goes into postproduction, the HHB will go into preproduction. I really want Douglas Gresham to experience all of them come to life in his time.

  • Gandalf the Grey says:

    What we need is suggested a good director to the studio – one that definitely ‘will not’ (‘would not’) fail the adaptation AND the presentation, one who can dug Lewis’s imagination and penetration. Someone like Peter Jackson or Mel Gibson – but Mel’s better. We must have either of them above all directors no matter what.

    *If you are agree with me, please promote my idea to the team and the studio. I’m just hoping for the only best, Narnian film to produce, not another insufficient adaptation!

  • Aslan2000 says:

    I AM A HUGE NARNIA FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM SO EXCITED TO SEE THE SILVER CHAIR, AND I PLAN, AND HOPE TO SEE IT IN THEATERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE BOTH THE MOVIES, AND THE BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!! YES…… THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM SO FREAKING EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nick Dunican says:

    The Silver Chair would be very possible for dedication.
    Caspian , Rilian , Tirian , Dirnian , Erlian – the five names at the end of the he or she.

  • SortingHat says:

    Peter Jackson? God NO! They will make the hero bounce all over the place like Super Mario on Steroids. Look what he did to Legolas and Tauriel?

    Being slammed on bridges and being hit over and over yet taking no damage nor needing physical therapy afterwards. Just the scene of landing in the goblins would kill all the Dwarves or they would be hurt so bad that moving them would kill them.

    Sorry but no. I want the physics to be more realistic.

    When the movie Tin Tin came out part of it was written by Spielberg and the other half was Jackson doing it and the Jackson part was where it got wild and out of control.

    The Spielberg part also had funny moments but was a lot more realistic.

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