Fourth "Narnia" film planned

The last "The Chronicles Of Narnia" film adaptation was "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" in 2010.

3 Oct – After three years lying low, "The Chronicles Of Narnia" is set to return to the big screen again as a deal has been made with The Mark Gordon Company to develop and produce "The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Silver Chair", a film adaptation of the fourth book in the fantasy series authored by C. S. Lewis.

Douglas Gresham, stepson of the late author C. S. Lewis, Mark Gordon and the director of the C.S. Lewis & Company, Vincent Sieber, will serve as producers. The three will also develop the script for the film.

"These fantasy stories inspire real-world passion among millions of devoted fans around the world. As we prepare to bring the next book to life, we are humbled and excited to contribute to the outstanding legacy of Narnia," says Gordon.

Lucy Pevensie played by Georgie Henley (left) and Mr. Tumnus played by James McAvoy (right) as seen in "The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe".
Gresham adds, "I have a great deal of respect for Mark Gordon's work and am confident that together we can bring the beauty and magical delight that Narnia engenders in the hearts of those who read the books to the screen in "The Silver Chair"."

"The Silver Chair" is set 50 years after "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" and is the first of the series to not feature the Pevensie children, but their cousin Eustace Scrubb will return. Based on the new plot development, it is expected that the film will feature an all-new cast.

The three "The Chronicles Of Narnia" films grossed a total of USD 1.6 billion worldwide. Disney distributed two of the films, which are 2005's "The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe" and 2008's "Prince Caspian" which grossed USD 745 million and USD 419 million respectively. "The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader" was distributed by 20th Century Fox and grossed USD 415 million.