Back Through the Wardrobe: ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ Rebooted with ‘Silver Chair’

Originally reported by DeadlineThe Chronicles of Narnia will return to the screen with the next installment: The Silver ChairHowever, according to Collider, the film will be the start of a new Narnia franchise: a reboot, rather than a sequel.

Screenwriter, David Magee is already working on the Silver Chair script. Magee’s previous screenplays include Life of Pi and Finding Neverland, both of which earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay. He also earned a Golden Globe nomination for Finding Neverland.

Fun fact: among the producers of The Silver Chair is author C.S. Lewis’ stepson, Douglas Gresham.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was the latest Narnia film, released in 2011.

The-Chronicles-of-Narnia-Voyage-of-the-Dawn-Treader.jpgIf you’re like me, it’s probably been a while since you read The Chronicles of Narnia. In case you forgot the plot of The Silver Chair, it takes place decades after the events of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in Narnia time, yet less than a year has gone by in our world. King Caspian X is now an old man, and his son and only heir, Prince Rilian, has gone missing. Aslan sends two English children to Narnia on a mission to find the missing prince: Treader’s Eustace Scrubb and his classmate, Jill Pole.


Will Poulter as Eustace Scrubb in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

In The Voyage of the Dawn Treader film, actor Will Poulter portrays Eustace. But don’t get too excited to see Poulter back in Narnia. Collider reported that none of the original cast would appear in the franchise’s reboot.

Who do you want to see portray Eustace and Jill on screen? Let me know in the comments!

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