The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair Will Reboot Franchise

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The last Chronicles of Narnia film we've seen was The Voyage of Dawn in 2010. It felt like the franchise died after that, which is sad because I enjoyed reading these stories by C.S. Lewis. But it turns out that the franchise is moving forward, and the producer of the film, Mark Gordon, will reboot the franchise with The Silver Chair. Here's what Gordon said during an interview with Collider:

"We're hoping to be able to make the movie very shortly. We're very excited about it."

David Magee has been writing the screenplay that will be based on the fourth book of C.S. Lewis' series, but the producer said that this will serve as a reboot of the Narnia film franchise. When asked if any of the original cast members will return in the new film, he said:

"No, it's all going to be a brand new franchise. All original. All original characters, different directors, and an entire new team that this is coming from."

Here's the synopsis of The Silver Chair:

NARNIA...where owls are wise, where some of the giants like to snack on humans, where a prince is put under an evil spell...and where the adventure begins.
Eustace and Jill escape from the bullies at school through a strange door in the wall, which, for once, is unlocked. It leads to the open moor...or does it? Once again Aslan has a task for the children, and Narnia needs them. Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, they pursue the quest that brings them face and face with the evil Witch. She must be defeated if Prince Rillian is to be saved.

I enjoyed reading the book as a kid, and hopefully, they won't screw this Narnia up. No release date has been announced yet, but stay tuned here on Epicstream to get the latest updates about the film.