The Hollywood Reporter has learned Coco co-writer Matthew Aldrich has been tapped to oversee Netflix’s adaptions of The Chronicles of Narnia.
Last year, Netflix announced it will develop new film and television projects based on C.S. Lewis’ revered The Chronicles of Narnia series. Now, Coco co-writer Matthew Aldrich has been hired to serve as the creative architect who will shepherd the development of the Netflix adaptations, which will consist of a set of films and at least one series telling stories from across the Chronicles of Narnia landscape.
All Chronicles of Narnia adaptations produced through the deal will be Netflix productions. Mark Gordon of Entertainment One will serve as an executive producer for the series’ alongside Douglas Gresham and Vincent Sieber. All three will board the features as producers.
Matthew Aldrich is best known for co-writing the screenplay for Pixar’s acclaimed film Coco, which centered on a young boy’s journey during Mexico’s Day of the Dead. The animated hit garnered several awards, including the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
The Chronicles of Narnia series consists of seven books set in the eponymous fantastical land, the most well known of the saga being The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The stories have been adapted on screen, stage, and radio multiple times, including in a trilogy of Walden Media produced films first released by Disney and then Fox.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake
Disney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.
Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.
Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
What do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.