Mark Gordon Still Involved with Netflix’s Narnia, Hasbro Sells eOne to Lionsgate
It looks like film and television producer Mark Gordon is still involved with Netflix’s Narnia, but his company, Entertainment One, will soon be moving to a new home.
Netflix’s Head of Film Scott Stuber was originally quoted as saying director Greta Gerwig was working on Narnia with producer Amy Pascal, but Variety has since updated Stuber’s remarks to include producer Mark Gordon as well:
Obviously, ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ is kind of the preeminent one, but there’s such an interesting narrative form [to the Narnia series] if you read all of them. And so that’s what [Greta Gerwig] is working on now with [producers] Amy Pascal and Mark Gordon and they’re trying to figure out how they can break the whole arc of all of it.Scott Stuber, Head of Film at Netflix
Mark Gordon has been working on bringing Narnia back to the screen since 2013. When Netflix purchased the rights to The Chronicles of Narnia in 2018, Gordon was listed as one of the producers attached to the project, along with the film and television company Entertainment One, also known as eOne.
At the time of Netflix’s acquisition, Gordon was quoted as saying:
“Narnia is one of those rare properties that spans multiple generations and geographies. [Entertainment One] and I are excited to be collaborating with The C.S. Lewis Company and Netflix who have the capacity to translate the Narnia universe into both stellar feature-length and episodic programming. We cannot wait to get started on the multiple productions we hope to undertake.”
Mark Gordon, October 2018
In 2019, Hasbro acquired eOne, but it was announced in August that the toy company will be selling eOne’s film and television operations to Lionsgate for approximately $500 million. This deal is expected to close at the end of this year.
Will Entertainment One and Lionsgate be involved with Netflix’s upcoming Narnia adaptations? Time will tell, but for now, we know that Mark Gordon is still involved with the project.
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