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Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown reportedly offered lead in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair

According to That Hashtag Show, Stranger Things’ breakout star Millie Bobby Brown has been offered the lead role of Kill Pole in The Chronicles of Narnia reboot The Silver Chair.

The site reports that TriStar Picturs made the offer back in April, although it’s unclear whether Brown has accepted.

Based on the sixth book in C.S. Lewis’ series, The Silver Chair sees an old Prince Caspian enlisting the help of Jill Pole and Eustace Scrubb to find his lost heir Prince Rillian.

The Silver Chair is being directed by Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger), in what is said to be his final outing as a director. Production is slated to get underway in New Zealand in 2018.

Brown, who can currently be seen in the second season of Stranger Things on Netflix, is set to make her big screen debut in 2019 with Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
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Millie Bobby Brown To Headline The Chronicles Of Narnia Reboot?

TriStar Pictures is swinging for the fences when it comes to its fabled Chronicles of Narnia reboot.

Six years after Voyage of the Dawn Treader limped miserably into theaters, the studio is said to be mounting a new take on C.S. Lewis’ fantasy epic, beginning with an adaptation of The Silver Chair. It’s a reboot that has languished in pre-production for almost a year, but That Hashtag Show brings word of an exciting new development: Millie Bobby Brown has reportedly been offered the chance to spearhead TriStar’s revival.

The Stranger Things actress is arguably one of the biggest child actors on the planet, and is already beginning to make in-roads into Hollywood thanks to her involvement in Godzilla: King of the Monsters – look for that one to debut in March of 2019.

As for this potential casting coup, That Hashtag Show warns that this offer was allegedly made in April,
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Narnia: The Silver Chair Wants Stranger Things Star as The Lead

Narnia: The Silver Chair Wants Stranger Things Star as The Lead
Now that The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair has a filmmaker in place, with Joe Johnston set to direct, the producers are shifting their focus to casting. A new report reveals that Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown has been offered the lead role of Jill Pole in The Silver Chair. While it's unclear if the young actress is considering this offer or not, it seems clear that this project will take a much different approach than the first Narnia movie, 2005's The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, which cast then-unknown actors as the young child stars.

Thanks to her breakout role as Eleven on Netflix's Stranger Things, Millie Bobby Brown may be one of the most popular and in-demand child stars in the world, which she has already parlayed into one huge movie role. She joined the cast of Godzilla 2 back in January, which will serve as her feature film debut,
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Narnia: The Silver Chair Is Director Joe Johnston's Final Movie

Narnia: The Silver Chair Is Director Joe Johnston's Final Movie
We haven't heard anything about The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair since late April, when director Joe Johnston signed on. Sony hasn't issued a formal release date at this time, but the filmmaker put in an appearance at Paris Comic Con, where he not only confirmed that production will begin next winter, with prep work starting next July, but also that this will be his last movie as a director. Here's what he had to say, when asked during an interview if this will in fact be his last directorial effort, while also confirming the production schedule.

"That's the plan. It will take a couple of years to make the film as we won't be able to start shooting next winter in New Zealand, on the South Island, which will be summer down there. And post and the visual effects will take another year and it'll be 2019, and I
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Joe Johnston says The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair will be his last film

Back in April of this year it was announced that Captain America: The First Avenger director Joe Johnston is set to revive the Chronicles of Narnia franchise with an adaptation of C.S. LewisThe Silver Chair.

The filmmaker has been giving an update on the project at a convention in Paris, where he also revealed that it is likely to be his final feature film.

“That’s the plan,” said Johnson when asked if it will be his last movie (via Arts). “It will take a couple of years to make the film as we won’t be able to start shooting next winter in New Zealand, on the South Island – it’ll be summer down there – and post and the visual effects will take another year and it’ll be 2019, and I think I’m ready to go do something else. I have a lot of dogs, and they demand long walks every day.
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‘Molly’s Game’ Launches eOne, Mark Gordon Film Partnership

‘Molly’s Game’ Launches eOne, Mark Gordon Film Partnership
Molly's Game,” the acclaimed new drama about an underground poker game, marks a seminal moment for eOne and producer Mark Gordon.

The film, which screened at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival, is the first project to hit the screen from a new partnership between the U.K.- and Canada-based film and TV company and the producer of “Saving Private Ryan” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” In 2015, eOne shelled out nearly $133 million for a controlling stake in Gordon’s production outfit with the goal of snapping up one of Hollywood’s top hit makers.

“The great thing about eOne is that because they are so strong in terms of their distribution operations, we are developing and making films that are anywhere from $5 million to $150 million,” Gordon told Variety. “There are no particular dos and don’ts as far as what movies to make. We just want them to be creatively strong, commercial
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‘Captain America’ Director Joe Johnston to Direct New ‘Narnia’ Film

‘Captain America’ Director Joe Johnston to Direct New ‘Narnia’ Film
We’re going back through the wardrobe. Captain America: The First Avenger director Joe Johnston has been tapped to helm The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, which we heard was meant reboot the franchise, seven years after the last Narnia film hit theaters. The Silver Chair follows Eustace Scrubb (played by The Revenant‘s Will Poulter […]

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Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair Gets Captain America Director

Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair Gets Captain America Director
After announcing last year that the Chronicles of Narnia franchise will be "restarted" with the new movie The Silver Chair, the producers have finally found their director. Joe Johnston has signed on to direct this fantasy adventure, marking his first movie since the 2014 thriller Not Safe For Work. No cast members have been set at this time, but this story will feature characters from the original C.S. Lewis novels, who haven't been featured in any of the previous movies.

Variety broke the news today, which comes eight months after producer Mark Gordon joined forces with Sony's TriStar Pictures, eOne and The C.S. Lewis Company for this restart. David Magee came aboard to write the screenplay in 2013, although the studios haven't set a release date or a production start date at this time quite yet. Here's what producer Mark Gordon had to say about bringing Joe Johnston in to direct The Silver Chair.
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Joe Johnston To Direct Chronicles Of Narnia Revival The Silver Chair

When the Chronicles of Narnia first started hitting theaters in the mid-2000s, it was seen as the more kid-friendly Lord of the Rings. Obviously, the books were huge hits in their own right, but the approach Disney seemed to be taking the film had a huge emphasis on the battle scenes, giving it a real high fantasy aesthetic that was popular at the time. However, over the course of two films, enthusiasm petered out. Disney dropped Narnia, and soon after, Fox picked it up, producing the third film in the franchise, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

The film didn’t do horrible, but in true Narnia fashion, it seemed to underwhelm at the box office, only taking in $415 million worldwide. Again, not a huge failure by any means, and when all said and done, it likely made some money by the time it got
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The Chronicles Of Narnia The Silver Chair is Set To Return with Captain America Director

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Get ready to jump back in the wardrobe and get transported to the magical world of Narnia! Lions, Witches, Princes, Silver chairs, and now, a new director.

The Chronicles of Narnia oddly enough is a franchise of films that I have really enjoyed. The first film more than the sequels that followed, but still they were all entertaining in their own right. The franchise started out at Disney then as the profits began to drop they let Fox take the reins. After they saw no major profits, they too dropped franchise. Now it looks as if Sony is ready to restart the franchise with a brand new look.

Sony has tasked Joe Johnston, director of Jumanji, The Rocketeer, and McU staple Captain America: The First Avenger to bring the story back to life. Mark Gordon is set to produce alongside Narnia writer C.S. Lewis’ stepson Douglas Gresham, as well as Vincent Sieber,
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‘Captain America’ Director Joe Johnston To Reboot The ‘Narnia’ Franchise With ‘The Silver Chair’

Is “Captain America: The First Avenger” the best of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies? The correct answer is, of course, “for the first half, yes.” The introduction to Chris Evans’ WW2 super-soldier is an evocative, beautifully realized, rather charming, funny-without-being-quippy joy in its first half, and certainly the most emotionally potent of the Marvel films, before getting quite boring quite fast in its action-heavy second half.

Even so, it remains one of the better McU movies, so it’s a little puzzling that Joe Johnston, the film’s director — who was also behind films including “The Rocketeer,” “Jumanji,” “Jurassic Park III” and, uh, “The Wolfman” (though he only came on to that mess a month before shooting began, so don’t blame him too much) — didn’t get more credit for it.

Continue reading ‘Captain America’ Director Joe Johnston To Reboot The ‘Narnia’ Franchise With ‘The Silver Chair’ at The Playlist.
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New Narnia film to adapt “The Silver Chair”; will reboot the series, Captain America director to helm

Author: Scott Davis

It looks like we are going to returning to Narnia very soon with news that a new film based on the works of C.S. Lewis is gearing up for production.The Mark Gordon Company, TriStar Pictures and eOne are setting up the film and have secured a director already in the form of Joe Johnston, the filmmakers behind such classic adventures as The Rocketeer, Jumanji and Captain America: The First Avenger. The new film, which will adapt The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, is the fourth in the film series but will act as a reboot for the series.

The Silver Chair is set decades after “Voyage of the Dawn Treader” and sees “Eustace Scrubb and his friend Jill Pole are brought to Narnia by Aslan to find the missing heir of a now elderly King Caspian. The missing Prince Rilian disappeared while on a quest
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Joe Johnston to direct The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair

It seems The Chronicles of Narnia fans will soon be heading back through the wardrobe. Variety has revealed that Captain America: The First Avenger director Joe Johnston is set to direct a revival of the Narnia film franchise with The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair.

Life of Pi‘s screenwriter David Magee has adapted the script with TriStar Pictures, the Mark Gordon Company, the C.S. Lewis Company and Entertainment One partnering on the project and Mark Gordon, Lewis’ stepson Douglas Gresham, Vincent Sieber and Melvin Adams producing the film.

The fourth book published in the Narnia franchise, The Silver Chair is about the Pevensie’s cousin Eustace Scrubb, who is called to Narnia by Aslan to save Prince Rilian, the kidnapped child of Prince Caspian.

“Joe is a wonderful storyteller who is equally at home in the biggest franchises and the most intimate character pieces,” Gordon said of Johnston’s hiring.
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News Briefs: Ewan McGregor Eyed for Disney's 'Christopher Robin'

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Christopher Robin: Ewan McGregor (American Pastoral, above) is in talks to star in Disney's Christopher Robin. The live-action movie tells the story of the boy from Winnie the Pooh, now grown up and with a family and troubles of his own. Allison Schroeder (Hidden Figures) has been hired to write a new version of the screenplay. Marc Forster (World War Z) is set to direct. [THR]   Narnia: The Silver Chair: Last year we heard that the next installment of The Chronicles of...

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Captain America Director Joe Johnston To Helm Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair

If The Chronicles of Narnia doesn’t exactly ring a bell, we don’t blame you. Though C.S. Lewis’ novels were hugely popular back when they were published – which was in the 1950s – the feature film adaptations haven’t exactly had the same luck. 2005-2010 saw three movies based on the fantasy world hit theatres in the form of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. While none of them were particularly bad, the quality, and box office returns, certainly dipped as the franchise went on and the plug was eventually pulled after the third outing.

That was seven years ago, but now, there seems to be some renewed interest in the series, as Sony is looking to bring Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair to the big screen, and they’ve hired Captain America: The First Avenger helmer Joe Johnston
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Newswire: Captain America director Joe Johnston is headed to Narnia

Stretching his “dangerous fantasy world contained inside a magical wooden box” muscles yet again, Jumanji director Joe Johnston has signed on for TriStar’s upcoming Narnia movie, The Silver Chair. Johnston—whose credits also include Jurassic Park III, The Rocketeer, and Captain America: The First Avenger—will be the first director to helm a film in this latest attempt to bring C.S. Lewis’ beloved religious allegories to the screen, picking up where Walden Media’s lavish Chronicles Of Narnia films left off.

The Silver Chair sees the unfortunately named Eustace Scrubb—last seen looking like Will Poulter in Walden’s Voyage Of The Dawn Treader—return to the fantasy kingdom with his friend Jill, in search of Narnia’s missing prince. Variety reports that Life Of Pi screenwriter David Magee will adapt Lewis’ timeless prose for the screen.
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'Jumanji' Director to Helm New 'Narnia' Movie

'Jumanji' Director to Helm New 'Narnia' Movie
Joe Johnston, the director behind the original Jumanji, has been tapped to helm the next Narnia film, The Silver Chair. Silver Chair will take place after the events of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, when Prince Caspian has become King Caspian. The story begins with Caspian's son, the prince, going missing, leading Aslan the lion to send Eustace Scrubb — who was played by The Revenant's Will Poulter in 2010's Dawn Treader — and his boarding school classmate Jill Pope in search of the missing monarch. The Chronicles of Narnia film franchise began in 2005 with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and...
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‘Captain America’ Director Joe Johnston Boards ‘Narnia’ Revival ‘The Silver Chair’ (Exclusive)

‘Captain America’ Director Joe Johnston Boards ‘Narnia’ Revival ‘The Silver Chair’ (Exclusive)
Captain America: The First Avenger” helmer Joe Johnston will journey to “Narnia: The Silver Chair,” a revival of C.S. Lewis’ “Chronicles of Narnia” series.

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 pic. “Life of Pi” scribe David Magee adapted the script.

“Joe is a wonderful storyteller who is equally at home in the biggest franchises and the most intimate character pieces,” Gordon said. “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.”

The “Narnia” franchise’s three films — “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Prince Caspian,” and “The Voyage of the Dawn
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Spooky and magical kids' TV dramas of the 1980s: 1985-89

Alex Westthorp Sep 19, 2016

We revisit Tom's Midnight Garden, Moondial, The Chronicles Of Narnia and a few lesser-known UK children's TV series...

Read our look-back at UK kids' fantasy dramas 1980 - 1984 here.

By 1985 British TV's children's drama had really hit its stride, achieving "a balanced diet of programmes" as Edward Barnes, the head of the BBC children's department observed. The late 80s, arguably, saw a new golden age for spooky and magical kids drama. Excellent production values, improved significantly by well-honed special effects work using Quantel, Paintbox and Harry, and moreover some interesting casting - often of very talented newcomers - produced some of the most memorable dramas of the era.

The second half of the decade saw the BBC riding high on the back of the success of their state-of-the-art adaptation of John Masefield's Box Of Delights. Meanwhile, anthology series Dramarama was going from strength to strength on ITV.
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair Finds a New Home

After two The Chronicles of Narnia installments released by Disney and one by Fox, Sony is taking the reigns for the 4th one, The Silver Chair. Okay, it’s not just Sony, we’re actually talking about TriStar Pictures (who’s parent company is Sony Pictures), The Mark Gordon Company, The C.S. Lewis Company and Entertainment One (eOne) joining forces […]

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