Joe Johnston to direct ‘Narnia’ revival ‘The Silver Chair’


Filmmaker Joe Johnston has been roped in to direct 'Narnia: The Silver Chair,' a revival of C S Lewis' 'Chronicles of Narnia' series. 'Life of Pi' scribe David Magee has adapted the script.

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TriStar Pictures will partner with the Mark Gordon Company, the C S Lewis Company, and Entertainment One on the project with Mark Gordon, Lewis' stepson Douglas Gresham, Vincent Sieber, and Melvin Adams producing the movie."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," Gordon said.

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While previous installments - 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' 'Prince Caspian,' and 'The Voyage of the Dawn Treader' - followed the Pevensie children, this edition centers around their cousin Eustace Scrubb, who travels to Narnia to save the kidnapped child of Prince Caspian.

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