Production Company Announced for The Silver Chair

This morning the official Narnia Twitter and Facebook accounts announced that the Mark Gordon Company will produce the next the next Narnia movie: The Silver Chair.

From Twitter:

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From Facebook:

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Mark GordonNo release date has been set and there’s also no word whether Walden Media will be involved in this production. If Walden is not involved, it is likely that Silver Chair would not be released until 2018. That said, it’s not unrealistic to start planning for a new movie four years before the release date. This announcement may be an attempt to gauge fan interest in a fourth movie.

Mark Gordon is an American television and film producer and also the president of the Producers Guild of America. He has produced a number of films and tv shows including Saving Private Ryan, Speed, The Day After Tomorrow, 10,000 B.C., Grey’s Anatomy, and 2012. You can see his full list of credits at this Wikipedia page.

UPDATE: has posted a story about the announcement along with some quotes. Vincent Sieber, the LA based Director of The C.S. Lewis Company said: “We are very excited by this partnership and to be able to work on this movie from its earliest conception on such a collaborative basis. It gives us the opportunity to develop a script and then produce a film with some of the most talented industry professionals whilst remaining completely faithful to this much loved book.”

Mark Gordon stated, “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.”

189 Responses

  1. ABBA FATHER says:

    No, no, no, since December 2010.

  2. ABBA FATHER says:

    Actually, I feel satified to have Narnia 4 movie, especially it's Silver Chair. My honest words, if they never do any Narnia movie after The Silver Chair, I'm fine with that, if they do the rest of the 3 movie MN, THH and TLB, I'll treat that just like a bonus. 🙂

  3. ABBA FATHER says:

    I think Andrew Adamson was a good director, he listened to the questions of the audiences, and that's why he do something in PC which they didn't do it in LWW. I believe if he directed VDT, there must be something improved too.

  4. ABBA FATHER says:

    Nah, this is just Apple and orange's question. No matter how true your theory is, some people will still love PC, and some still adore LWW like a diamond, you fall in love will LWW, I fall in love with PC. That's all! Hahaha!

  5. Sebastian says:

    I would like to know who will play the Lady of the Green Kirtle.

  6. Sebastian says:

    Cate Blanchett will play a role as the wicked stepmother in a remake of Cinderella.

  7. Friederike says:

    Good point. I also did like it for the most( except the kiss). Thanks Not sure about VDT. On another note we're not movie makers….

  8. Teena says:

    Agreed narniahannah…PC and VDT did not feel like they were about Narnia…They tried to make them into a different kind of action/adventure story than they were supposed to be; and therefore lost the Narnia "feel"…I too am cautious about their future movies. They don't seem to realize that people love C. S. Lewis' stories just the way they are and that when they are tampered with it changes the whole meaning.

  9. ABBA FATHER says:

    What Narnia feel? PC movie gave me the feelings when I 1st read Narnia, yes, not totally feels like what I read, but it was the most closer out of the 3 narnia movie. In LWW movie, the only part that gave me the feeling when I read the books was the scenes of Lucy meeting Mr. Tumnus and Edmund meeting Jadis. But I always adjust myself to love/accept something which I don't like, VDT was the worst, I feel 0% of Narnia spirit in VDT. Yes, LWW and VDT follows some story and the activities like the books, but stiffly. It's not enough if you only know how to follow the stories and can't tell the story wisely.

    You feel PC and VDT don't have Narnia feels, because this is how you feel when you read Narnia, but that doesn't mean everyone feel the same like you, we have different imagination about Narnia.

    But just like what I said, this is just apple and orange question, my point won't change your view and opinion, as well as yours won't influence mine. All these argument is wasting time.


  10. Nathan Melia says:

    without a doubt, if Andrew Adamsom directed voyage it would have been a good film, not great but good. Adamson has a deep love for the books and a basic understanding of the themes and messages unlike Apted who thought it was just another fantasy series and didn't quite get what made them great. If adamson had directed it, the green cousin of the smoke monster from LOST would definitly not be in the film.

  11. ABBA FATHER says:

    Yeah. If you read the comments few years ago before the PC movie has been made, many fans complaint(included myself :P) about the movie have missing something, just like Aslan's magical breathe, and something more, and when I saw PC, the filmmaker have already mended which is asking for. From that, I know Andrew Adamson is listening us. To be honest, before I saw PC, I don't like this director, after I saw PC, I began to respect and honour this director.

  12. Swanwhite7 says:

    Such Great news! I cannot wait! I hope Andrew Adamson, Liam Neeson, and Ben Barnes come back. Also, Could Tilda Swinton come back and be The Lady of the Green Kirtle? She was great as Jadis and they are both "the same kind" as Puddleglum says. Both are witches, have spent time in the north(Jadis between 1&2), and are thoroughly evil.

  13. ABBA FATHER says:

    Tilda Swinton's return? I hope for someone else, it's already enough Tilda Swinton as Jadis, I hope for others to play Green Witch, just like Naomi Watts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Liv Tyler, Helena Bonham Carter, Keira Knightley, Penelope Cruz, etc.

  14. Anna'sSister says:

    Well this is a nice surprise. First day in a couple of years that I have even been to Narnia web and today I just get this feeling that I should check it out. Sooooo excited!!!!

  15. Nathan Melia says:

    Aslan's magical breath is in LWW. Also I didn't want to make it seem that I hate LWW, love it a lot, just under PC.

  16. ABBA FATHER says:

    Sure, you have right to love whatever you like. 🙂
    And I didn't hate LWW as well, when I see LWW movie for 1st time in theatre, I feel really disappointed, but I love the story of Narnia, a week later after that I adjust myself, put my expectation lower, and I see it again in thatre, I began to accept it. But I believe the feeling of the 1st I saw it was the true feeling, it's the expectation of my true feeling, as well as VDT, it was the same case. When I see PC, I began have the feeling that soon it will reach the awesomeness of LOTR, but VDT disappoint me again. Yes, I feel disappointed about VDT, but I didn't hate it.

    I hope they do The Silver Chair great, ofcourse, if they fail again, I'll make myself not to hate it. Although I'm a huge fans of LOTR, but sometime I feel jealous they have made it so successfully and so great, but Narnia…. this series was almost dead, I thought it was hopeless.

    Aslan's magical breath, oh yes, I forgot, when Aslan turn the statue became men again. 😛 But still, I still found Andrew Adamson have mended something they didn't do it in LWW, I just can't remember what it is.

  17. Nathan Melia says:

    But VDT I did hate quite a bit…

  18. ABBA FATHER says:

    Hahaha!! XD
    As long as they didn't make it as bad as Dragonball Evolution, Eragon, Twilight and The Last Air Bender, I'll still able to control myself not to hate it, but this is deceiving myself, I hope I don't have to do that.

    Repeat: We need a better director, or atleast Andrew Adamson should direct it again. Look at Alfonso Cuaron's new movie GRAVITY(haven't seen it yet), look at the rating!! OMG!! Dammit he is not Narnia director!! 🙁

  19. ABBA FATHER says:

    As a stand-alone movie, forget about the book adaptation, I enjoyed Eragon movie, I did like it. As a book adaption movie, it's as bad as Dragonball Evolution and The Last Airbender.

  20. Christopher says:

    I sure hope Andrew Adamson will return to direct not only Film 6: 'The Silver Chair', but movies 1, 3, and 7 as well. I thought he did a tremendous job with Film 2: 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' Extended Edition, and Film 4: 'Prince Caspian' (Extended Edition shown on ABC Family), and was somewhat disappointed in a few aspects of Film 5: 'The Voyage of the Dawn Treader', mostly due to the lack of Opening Title credits.

    My main problem is that the filmmakers had the audacity to force people to have to utter the credits on their own without any visual assistance. To be honest, the lack of credits drives me so starkraving crazy, I always have to READ the credits listed on the back of the box, uttering each phrase and name at a precise moment as the opening moments of the film begin, like always saying 'based on the book by C.S. Lewis' before the words 'THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER' appear, and interjecting William Moseley and Anna Popplewell's name after Georgie Henley and Skandar Keynes, and before Will Poulter's. The last thing I say, of course, is 'directed by MICHAEL APTED', which takes place when we're already in Eustace Clarence's house. Before my first viewing on my disc, I actually had to practice and rehearse this ritual about 4 times AND focus on the story, while still mentally envisioning the credits in their proper place.

    It's a tricky task, no doubt, and I'm sure HUNDREDS of other Narnia fans have gone through the same thing. Logically speaking, I think the ultimate reason 'The Voyage of the Dawn Treader' did so poorly was because this change in style threw everyone in for a loop, on a very disturbing psychological level – the lack of a credit reference while in the theaters would have made audiences around the world absolutely miserable, so… in essence, the filmmakers were cruelly distracting viewers from absorbing the story by making us fumble helplessly for these names, jogging them purely from memory, rather than simply putting them on the screen like a sensible person would do.

    I CERTAINLY hope the trend reverts back to the way it was for 'The Silver Chair' and the other Narnia films, and I think Andrew Adamson can do that for all of us.

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  22. Yerdif says:

    Erm…I'm sorry?

  23. Puzzle says:

    Luckily, most people would not agree

  24. Puzzle says:

    Are you off your meds ?

  25. Puzzle says:

    O.K. so this site, with a few exceptions, is not a Narnia fan site, it is a Narnia movie fan site. I don't think most of the people here have read, or care for the books, as far as I can read…Like the few other actual Narnia fans on this site( very soon i'm sure ), I am going to follow another site. Enjoy your discussions of how it NEEDS to be 3D, and 'Oh my Aslan', we NEED Tilda to be the Lady of the Green …, and Andrew did SUCH a fine job we want him to tell us once again what Narnia should REALLY be like…and maybe we can get Adam Sandler to play Puddleglum ?

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  28. jmr7 says:

    Whats with all the spam comments? :p

    Anyway this is really exciting. I was just about to ask how this came so soon since the moratorium was supposed to be 3 to 4 years, but I guess the bit about 2018 answers that question. So I guess they are allowed to announce films during a moratorium as long as they wait until after it to begin filming. Is that correct?

  29. ABBA FATHER says:

    Ooppps!! 😛

  30. ABBA FATHER says:

    Yeah, but I think they could do it earlier, if there's agreement.

  31. ABBA FATHER says:

    Jadis might interested.

  32. ABBA FATHER says:

    Aslan, we found White Witch's goblin making noise here.

  33. ABBA FATHER says:

    Begone, Monster, and take your lawful prey to your own place: in the name of Aslan and Aslan's great Father,the Emperor-over-Sea.

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  35. Atarah says:

    Now that they've committed to this, I'm pushing for Matt Smith as Puddleglum. The man knows how to give a powerful, emotional speech, and I think it's critical that the actor who plays Puddleglum be talented in motivational speaking. That said, who better to follow the Doctor as a marshwiggle than the Doctor himself?

    Besides, I think Matt Smith could play the part of Puddleglum VERY effectively. He has the build to play a marshwiggle, and I think he would be able to capture Puddleglum's wet blanket optimism perfectly.

  36. Kal El of Krypton says:

    PC changed some of the most important things about the book.
    First, the character of Peter was totally changed for the movie. Peter was a leader and a protector of those weaker than him in the book. In the movie, he was a arrogant punk.

    Second, Caspian was in awe of the Pevensies in the book, and loved the things of old Narnia. In the movie he was an arroagant punk.

    Changing those two characters changed the whole complexion of the movie for anyone who knows the story.

  37. Ted C says:

    Can you be more specific?

  38. Ted C says:

    Good news. It's unfortunate these books have taken such a haphazard journey to becoming movies unlike say Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter and why they so drastically changed Voyage of the Dawn Treader is beyond me but lets hope for the best.

  39. I love prince Caspian movie. I can't wait for silver chair!!!!

  40. Nathan Melia says:

    I agree, peter got annoying after a while but (not saying this was better than the book because it wasnt) I could get over that because of the story arcs the writers decide to give the characters reinforced the main theme of the book. But I definitely could have gone without Peter and caspian drawing swords at each other and arguing about who should be king, that was kind of pushing it.

  41. Nathan Melia says:

    Gravity lives up to the hype definitely go see it. If you do, see it in at least 3D if not IMAX.

  42. Nathan Melia says:

    Most of the people on this site are MEGA fans of the books, I've personally read the series 9 times. So far I've only read like 2 or 3 comments supporting Tilda of the Green Kirtle(and actually they probly have read SC considering they know about the white witch reference) and 1 about 3D. I do support the Adamson films and think he did a fine job, not great but fine and I will argue to the end about that. Voyage was AWFUL. Adam Sandler in any movie should be a crime and I am one of the few that actually saw Pacific Rim(please anyone who hasnt seen it get on dvd, it is spectacular no matter how bad the trailers looked) opening weekend instead of the crapfest Grown Ups 2.

  43. Nathan Melia says:

    The White Which died… 3 STINKING TIMES, What more do you want!?!?!? Stop beating a dead Witch!!!!!

  44. Aslan's #1 Fan says:

    I'm going to see a Narnia movie again. Yes! I hope they go with the book more. Finally! I can't say how I'm excited.

    This is where I first heard about the Silver: Chair!

  45. TheeNarnianMeerkat says:

    Awesome!! I can't wait. 😀 Okay, I can, I just really really hope they don't screw THIS movie up…Totally not expecting anything good though.

  46. Aslan's #1 Fan says:

    I looked up a recent video of Will Poulter and I'm convinced. His voice is deeper now BUT I still think he'll do great and looks young enough.

  47. Aslan's #1 Fan says:

    I totally emails a TON of friends about this . . .

  48. gigi says:

    We are happy to hear that finally a new Narnia movie is coming; but totally disappointed that it will take soooo long to appear on screen or DVD. We have both the British movie version and the Hollywood version.

    Come on; Really now – five (5) years….

  49. Aslan's #1 Fan says:

    Well, it IS five years . . . I shouldn't wonder if we'll die of ammonia before it comes. But it IS coming!

    ~something Puddleglum would say. =D

  50. Yerdif says:

    Who do you think should play Rilian?

  51. helen says:

    I want to know who is going to play in the new movie I hope it is the same people that played in TH LION THE WICH AND THE WORDROBE

  52. Alan says:

    I hope it is to; that would be so cool

  53. OliviaLove says:

    When and where can people audition for the silver chair? i have been waiting for this movie since i could read the book in 2004!! i will be 19/20 in 2018…so might be a bit too old for jill! but i have been waiting and waiting to audition for this movie no matter what part i would or wouldnt get! 🙂

  54. OliviaLove says:

    It's definitely a dream to see this movie come into production (:

  55. Mr. Ramandu to You says:

    While I admit PC and VDT are nowhere near as good as LWW. They are IMO still pretty decent movies. Yes they stray from C.S. Lewis's original stories more so than LWW. But the essence of what Narnia is about still there. I'd honestly rate the movies like this-
    VDT- B-
    Say what you will abut VDT. Be it Altered characterizations that deviate from the book, or the added green mist, or story changes like having the 7 Lord swords needed together at Aslan's table to stop the evil. It was still a visually stunning and action packed movie.
    Now having said all that, I truly hope that the next installment is more faithful and true to the books than the previous 2 movies have been. Will Poulter may be getting too old to play Eustace, (which could present a problem in future films), but on the bright side….All the cast from LWW will be the perfect age to play in The Horse and his boy..:D

  56. Mr. Ramandu to You says:

    What about Johnny Depp as Puddlegum? And if they cast Poulter as Eustace again,(fingers crossed) wouldn't it be in the franchise's best interest to film The Last Battle and The Horse and his boy, before cast members we know and love from the other Narnia films, get too old to portray the characters? I say start filming them now. That way the cast from LWW will be just the right age (for The Horse and his Boy). Also they should film like a epilogue and prologue of The Magician's Nephew with the original Prof. Digory Kirke, (Jim Broadbent), before he dies. Your thoughts?

  57. corinnarnia says:

    OMG I'm so happy a new narnia movie.. that's fantastic!:D I Love NARNIA SO MUCH!*-* .. and I love acting in my drama group, so I thought I will act Jill Pole in the new movie .. but where's the cast? I live in Germany..

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