Podcast #98: Thoughts on David Magee Writing ‘The Silver Chair’

david mageeThe wheels, it seems, are turning! David Magee has been chosen to pen The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair. Rilian, Glumpuddle, and GymFan (returning after a nearly three-year absence) weigh in on the news. Listen:

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Has this news raised or lowered your expectations? Post a comment below!

(Early LWW script)

11 Responses

  1. Son of Adam says:

    I'm so excited! 😀

  2. doorintheair says:

    I have read Life of Pi and seen movie. It was done VERY well. Also I watched an interview with Magee on his work on Life of Pi and he got very involved with the project from the start in more that just helping with the script. He seemed to really take the project seriously and give it all he had. I am very excited he has been brought on to bring SC to the silver screen. Here is the link to that interview: http://youtu.be/Do28-VLIc7Q

  3. Roger says:

    I have doubts. I still think that the best approach MIGHT be to treat this as a documentary, so that the screenwriter and the director won't put their spin on this book. There is very little that needs to be changed from the book to the screen. I think that production designer is important to give the visualization of the story. As in any Hollywood interpretation of the Narnia stories "there might be dragons there". Just call me Scrooge.

  4. narnia fan 7 says:

    After hearing this news I feel more excited abut the film having a good screenwriter doesn't mean it will be a good movie or a good adaptation but I think this is a step in the right direction. By the way it's nice to have GymFan back.

  5. Inpending Doom says:

    It definetly raises my expectations or this film. I'm still a little hesitant but it looks like a step in the right direction.

  6. Reepicheep775 says:

    Raises for sure. I by no means feel totally secure about this movie, but as an isolated piece of news, I find this very encouraging.

  7. Eustace says:

    I am excited for the news.

  8. Son of Adam says:

    I have a strong feeling SC will be a better film than the previous 3 instalment films. 😀
    As I said "hope is kindle".
    By the way, I'm going to see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug today, 4 more hours! 😀

  9. Aslan's #1 Fan says:

    I definitely have a good feeling about this. I'll stay optimistically cautious but I'm VERY hopeful. They really SEEM to be taking their time to pick people who love THE BOOK and are good at doing faithful adaptions.

  10. Prince Norin says:

    I think your comments are realistic and insightful, Rilian, Glumpuddle, and GymFan. I appreciate how thoroughly you think about this.

    I am one of those people who did like Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Granted, I was not 100% happy with it, but one thing I appreciated about all the adaptations is that they all remained true to the central THEME of the book. It seems to me that the VDT book was essentially about temptation, and that definitely came across in the movie. Granted, though, I am not an official film critic.

    However, overall, I have been pleased overall with the direction that the Silver Chair is headed. I am quite hopeful overall and I am hoping that Silver Chair will surpass VDT and get us back in the direction of LWW. I definitely agree with the credibility being established here, and I am excited along with Glumpuddle.

  11. Cebuana C.A. says:

    I always wished that Alfonso Cuaron directed this movie. This is my favourite book in the series. Cuaron has captured that magical realism so well (at least in my eyes) with 'A Little Princess' and I wish he considers doing another children's classic story so that more generations to come will learn to appreciate C.S. Lewis' Narnia.