Camilla Power, Tom Baker and David Thwaites starred in a 1990 adaptation of The Silver Chair
It's been six years since the release of the last Narnia film, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and now, Tri Star Pictures, the third studio to take on the franchise, is reviving C.S. Lewis' fantasy, Deadline reports. The studio is planning to reboot Narnia to bring the fourth novel in the classic children's book series into the silver screen.
The Life of Pi and Finding Neverland screenwriter David McGee is penning the script for The Silver Chair, which is set years later as Eustace Scrubb (Will Poulter in the last movie) and his classmate Jill battle to find King Caspian's son Prince Rilian after he goes missing.
Star Wars' Warwick Davis and Doctor Who actor Tom Baker were among the cast of a six-part BBC adaptation first shown in 1990.
According to Mark Gordon, The Silver Chair will "introduce this new, magical chapter of the Narnia franchise to fans around the world, both old and new."
The previous three films in the Chronicles of Narnia series have grossed more than $1.58 billion at the worldwide box office. They included 2005's The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and 2008's Prince Caspian, both of which proved box office hits with the original grossing $745 million worldwide.
The release date and casting haven't been announced yet, and it's still unknown when the production will commence.