Filmmaker Joe Johnston has been chosen 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, reported Variety.
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.
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.