Gresham Shares Plans for Next Narnia Film

It has been over six months since we last heard any kind of update on the Narnia films. Now, we finally have something to report.

Kristi from The Lion’s Call has posted a brief report on Douglas Gresham’s (co-producer, Lewis’ stepson) comments at Oxford earlier this week. He revealed his hopes for the future of the Chronicles of Narnia films:

  • There is a seven-year moratorium on producing any Narnia films outside of Walden Media.
  • He might have future films made independently.
  • The Silver Chair is the film he would like to make next.
  • He would like to see Andrew Adamson return, but thinks he would be too expensive.
  • In the meantime, he will focus on a film adaptation of Lewis’ “The Screwtape Letters.”

Read the full report here

We previously believed the moratorium period was 3-4 years, and that the next film would very likely be The Magician’s Nephew. Now it appears the wait will be longer than we thought, and Gresham will maintain the original published order and continue with The Silver Chair.

To clarify the issue: By law, no Narnia films can be released by anyone without Walden Media until the moratorium ends, and it appears that Gresham would prefer to make the films independently. Assuming the moratorium began just after Dawn Treader‘s release, the earliest we could see the next Narnia film is probably 2018.

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311 Responses

  1. nic says:

    Three Hundred, wop wop wop!!! 🙂

  2. Son of Adam says:

    I think Craig Horner looks great when he ride with the Green Witch, when Eustace and Jill Pole meet them in the half way.

  3. Danbuster says:

    Wow! Long wait for another Narnia movie! O_O
    Though filming the Screwtape Letters sounds interesting… if a little ambitious perhaps? How will he make a film about a senior devil writing letters to his junior, I wonder…

  4. Aslanfan#1 says:

    Did not think we would have to wait THIS long, I was in hopes for The Magician's nephew, too bad Disney could not take it back…..I was buying the movies as soon as they came on the Market! I wil pray for the right path will be taken for the next adventure! Can not wait…… But I will!

  5. mixedfiction says:

    Haha! 🙂 Funny

  6. rumbleroar says:

    I think Prince Caspian was a pretty good movie even though it wasn't exactly the same as the book, although i must agree that pairing susan and caspian together is a bit digusting.

  7. mixedfiction says:


  8. rere27 says:

    i was bummed about caspian and susan to

  9. rere27 says:

    ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!! i will be 18 before i can see the silver chair? life is not fair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. MrFezzig says:

    They already produced and performed the Screwtape Lettes on stage in New York at the Westside Theater. It ran for 309 performances in 2010. So now all they have to do is to adapt the play to a screenplay and start production.

  11. jimbo says:

    If they had have carried out the momentum from the first movie into the second then Walden would not have pulled the plug after VDT,and to add insult we now have to wait until 2018, typical take a great story and feck it up and then run