Variety reports Captain America: The First Avenger and The Rocketeer director Joe Johnston has been tapped to direct Narnia: The Silver Chair, an upcoming revival of the Chronicles of Narnia series based on the classic books by author C.S. Lewis that kicked off in 2005.
The new film will follow the cousin of the Pevensie children, Eustace Scrubb, as he travels to Narnia in an effort to save the kidnapped child of Prince Caspian.
The project was first revealed to be in development last summer under the guidance of Sara Smith who developed the project for The Mark Gordon Company. The Mark Gordon Company will team with TriStar Pictures as well as the C.S. Lewis Company, and Entertainment One for the project. Sony and Entertainment One will distribute.
Producing the film will be Mark Gordon, C.S. Lewis’ stepson Douglas Gresham, Vincent Sieber, and Melvin Adams while Nicole Brown and Hannah Minghella oversee the project for TriStar. Screenwriter David Magee (Life of Pi) has adapted the script.
Speaking with Variety, Mark Gordon shared his excitement to have Johnston at the helm:
“Joe is a wonderful storyteller who is equally at home in the biggest franchises and the most intimate character pieces. Because C.S. Lewis’ story is iconic and epic, but also tender, personal, and emotional, he’s the perfect choice to bring ‘The Silver Chair’ to the screen.”
As of now, no release date for the film has been set. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Narnia: The Silver Chair as we learn it.
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