Gresham: Silver Chair Script “Getting Pretty Close”

gresham courage dear heart copyAnother video update from Douglas Gresham on the status of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair is up. View it here. The video, according to the official Narnia Facebook page, was recorded about three weeks ago. Here is the transcript:

“We’re still in the process of getting the screenplay right. And it’s often a long process and a slow process sometimes. But we’re getting pretty close. I saw the latest edition not long ago and I’m very pleased with it, it’s looking really good. Making a few changes of course, organizing some things differently. But I think it’s going to be wonderful and I think it’s going to be a film well worth watching, but then I always think that about my own movies.”

David Magee is currently the only screenwriter that has been announced for the project, but it is not uncommon for productions to bring in additional writers to contribute.

(Notice the shirt: A line from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader)

Thanks to ‘Bo Burnette’ for the alert.

36 Responses

  1. glumPuddle says:

    We can worry about SC later. On to more important matters: Where can I get that shirt?

  2. Wilhelm Spark says:

    Fantastic news! I was pretty sure that they had given up and the film had been cancelled but it's good to see I was wrong!

  3. Eliseo says:

    I knew they hadn't given up on it. Narnia is too profitable to get overlooked. That's just reality.

  4. narnia fan 7 says:

    It's encouraging to get an update hopefully they will give them more often.

  5. Seiko says:

    Was kinda hoping they'd be close to done with the script by now. Something tells me a 2017 release isn't going to be a reality, was hoping it would be. Well, regardless, I just hope they, as it's obvious they are trying really hard, do a wonderful adaptation of "The Silver CHair" my favorite Narnia story, and only leave us with 2-21/2 years after to do "Magician's Nephew" which is another favorite of mine.

  6. I am starting to get frustrated, but I can be patient because I have been thus far…what's a few more years? but I am worried that this movie might still not happen.
    side note: I want that shirt he's wearing

  7. the bottom of his shirt says 'Meg Sutherland' so I looked her up and she's a musical artist but I still can't find this shirt for sale anywhere

  8. Dan says:

    That's the first time I've seen him without a turtleneck.

  9. Reepicheep775 says:

    Changes are expected and necessary, but hearing about them always makes me nervous…

  10. fantasia_kitty says:

    *joins the group of people who want that shirt*

  11. Impending Doom says:

    Literally my first reaction to the video!

  12. Madison says:

    I cannot wait a few more years! I really hope the movie doesn't get cancelled!

  13. Skangie says:

    Here are two images of Gresham at Sutherland's album release concert in Texas, back in March.

  14. Dan Oliveira says:

    Awesome news! Can't wait to watch that film. I had no idea supervising/creating screenplays was that difficult and took that long!

  15. The Rose-Tree Dryad says:

    I find myself somewhere in between wariness and extreme curiosity! I'd love to know what they're rearranging…

  16. Sprig Music says:

    We're so thrilled by all the interest in Meg's shirts that we've made them available for you (click on our name in this comment's header). Normally these are for her shows only, but we couldn't resist putting them up for fans of Narniaweb. We'd also recommend checking out her album ("Courage, Dear Heart") which Doug was executive producer for (and *may* get some traction on the new film…[hint, hint, hint]). Thanks for all your support! – Victoria / @MySprigMusic

  17. Sprig Music says:

    Thanks for your interest! We just put them up for sale for you. 🙂 – Victoria

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  19. Sprig Music says:

    Thanks for your interest! We just put them up for sale for you. 🙂 – Victoria

  20. Sprig Music says:

    Those are great shots indeed! Thanks for reposting.

  21. Skangie says:

    You love your fans with these thoughtful comments. Thanks for the t-shirt sale and movie hint!

  22. The Rose-Tree Dryad says:

    It's great to get this update! Now, if we could only get one for that "Name the LotGK" sweepstakes… I'm still curious about who won!

  23. I loved Life of Pi. So I Believe Magee will do a good job on Silver Chair.

  24. Sheroo of Stormness Head says:

    Hurrah!!! This is SUCH exciting news!!! 🙂

  25. Aslan's #1 Fan says:

    Super exciting. I'm excited about this one more since they are taking their time to perfect it.

  26. daughter of the King says:

    It's always nice to get an update even if it's just a "We're still working on it."

    And I promptly bought that t-shirt as soon as I saw the link for it. Thanks Sprig Music!

  27. Eustace says:

    I am literally right now buying the shirt he is wearing. Hurrah!

  28. There's still… around 86 more days. Think they can make it happen around the middle of 2017? 😉 I can't wait to see it. Antone know if Will Poulter is in this one? I hope he is. He ws the perfect eustace. I don't want them to change him!!! 🙁

  29. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on t shirt designs.

  30. Eustace says:

    Hurrah! My shirt came in the mail today!

  31. Grace says:

    How was the sizing? (For example did it run small or anything like that?)

  32. Betsy says:

    You can also get stuff from that has Courage Dear Heart on it! I just ordered a necklace!

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