Fourth CHRONICLES OF NARNIA Film Gets A Screenwriter

chronicles-of-narnia-silver-chair-book-coverAlthough it has never been a runaway commercial or critical success, the film franchise adapting C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles Of Narnia books continues on.

Two-time Academy Award nominee David Magee has been hired to write the screenplay adaptation for the fourth book in the series, The Silver Chair.

The Life Of Pi and Finding Neverland scripter states that he is a life-long fan of Lewis’ fantasy franchise in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter

I have always loved The Chronicles of Narnia, and I endlessly imagined myself finding my own passage into Narnia someday… All these years later, I’m getting to fulfill that wish just a little bit by writing the film adaptation of The Silver Chair and could not be more excited about it.

The story takes place some 50 years after the events of the first three films, and the book is the first in the series to feature none of the Pevensie children. It does carry over the character of their cousin Eustace from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, though it remains to be seen if Will Poulter who played Eustace in the film adaptation of that book will return.

Walden Media, who produced the first three Narnia films, is not attached to this latest project.

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