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Alex Westthorp Sep 19, 2016
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. »
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 […]
Read The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair Finds a New Home on Filmonic.
The fourth novel in the Chronicles of Narnia series written by C.S. Lewis will be adapted into film by TriStar Pictures. Fourth Novel In Narnia Series To Be Made Into Movie Disney distributed the first two books in the series: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in 2005 and Prince Caspian in 2008. In 2010, 20th Century Fox […]
The post ‘The Silver Chair’ Will Be Fourth ‘Narnia’ Book Adapted Into Film After Six Years appeared first on uInterview. »
- Hillary Luehring-Jones
A fourth cinematic journey to Narnia is a go. The Silver Chair will be the next Chronicles of Narnia book adapted for the big screen. With 2010’s The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the magic, awe, and wonder captured in the previous two films was sucked out of the franchise. So I hope the new team on Silver Chair fixes that. Silver Chair is a darker book, though, and there’s an insidiousness to the Queen of the Underland that arguably surpasses that of the White Witch. The bulk of Silver Chair takes place in underground tunnels, so an adaptation of this one may not have the same striking grandeur of the snow-capped Wood of Wardrobe and the great battles of Prince Caspian. In the wonderfully wonky timeline of Narnia, Silver Chair is set several decades after The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in Narnia, where Caspian is now king and an old man, »
- Emily Rome
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: In advance of a new trailer dropping tomorrow, more details about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story have been revealed. Director Gareth Edwards says that a new planet called Jedha speaks "to the themes of losing your faith and the choice between letting the Empire win, or evil win, and good prevailing." Jedha is also the home of new character Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed, above), a cargo pilot working for the Empire whose loyalties are tested. [EW.com] The Silver Chair: The fourth installment in The Chronices of Narnia series, The Silver Chair, is finally on its way, six years after the previous episode (above) opened in theaters. David Magee (Life of Pi) is writing the screenplay, based on the novel by C.S. Lewis, which revolves around two...
- Peter Martin
Way back in 2013 it was reported that The Mark Gordon Company and The C.S. Lewis Company were developing a reboot of The Chronicles of Narnia franchise, bringing in Life of Pi screenwriter David Magee to pen an adaptation of The Silver Chair, and now Deadline is reporting that Sony-based TriStar Pictures has come on board to finance alongside Entertainment One.
“Developing this project with The C.S. Lewis Company has been immensely exciting and a real joy,” states Gordon. “We are so pleased to team up with our good friends at TriStar and our partners at eOne to introduce this new, magical chapter of the Narnia franchise to fans around the world, both old and new.”
“Reading The Chronicles of Narnia was one of the formative experiences of my childhood, just as it has been for children around the world for generations,” adds TriStar’s Hannah Minghella. “To have the opportunity »
- Gary Collinson
Sony’s Tristar Pictures and Entertainment One are rebooting The Chronicles Of Narnia series with The Silver Chair, the fourth book in the series. The Mark Gordon Company will also board the project to co-finance with the film set to be a new, fresh approach with a new creative team behind it.
The Mark Gordon Company and The C.S. Lewis Company are developing and producing the film version of the novel, which will be adapted by David Magee, Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Life of Pi and Finding Neverland.
Here’s the story (from the source material).
Narnia…where owls are wise, where some of the giants like to snack on humans, where a prince is put under an evil spell…and where the adventure begins.
Eustace and Jill escape from the bullies at school through a strange door in the wall, which, for once, is unlocked. It leads to the open moor… »
- Paul Heath
The Chronicles of Narnia franchise went on a rapid decline. The first installment in the series, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, was a massive success. Disney’s adaptation of C.S. Lewis‘ novel made close to $800M worldwide — a figure the sequels didn’t come close to matching. The two sequels that followed weren’t as embraced by critics, […]
The post ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ Reboot ‘The Silver Chair’ Finds a Home at Sony’s TriStar appeared first on /Film. »
- Jack Giroux
It is going on six years since Voyage of the Dawn Treader limped miserably into theaters, when underwhelming reviews and lowly box office returns effectively doused any chance that another iteration of C.S. Lewis’ beloved fantasy series – The Silver Chair, specifically – would light up the big screen anytime soon.
If you’re one of the few clinging onto hope that The Chronicles Of Narnia would get the overhaul treatment, you’re in luck; Deadline is reporting today that TriStar Pictures and The Mark Gordon Company are officially joining forces to finally bring that Silver Chair movie to life.
Considered a soft reboot behind the scenes – following Disney’s spin on The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and 2008’s Prince Caspian, followed by Fox taking the reins on Voyage of the Dawn Treader – TriStar is now the third major studio to have a crack at The Chronicles of Narnia series, »
- Michael Briers
The Chronicles of Narnia will receive new life on screen as TriStar Pictures, the literary-focused label, has teamed with The Mark Gordon Company, The C.S. Lewis Company, and Entertainment One (eOne) to continue the Narnia story in theaters with The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair. The picture will be financed by TriStar, eOne and The Mark Gordon Company with Sony and eOne distributing the picture. No release date has been given at this time.
The Mark Gordon Company and The C.S. Lewis Company are jointly developing and producing the film, adapted by David Magee, the two-time Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Life of Pi and Finding Neverland. Mark Gordon, C.S. Lewis' stepson Douglas Gresham, Vincent Sieber, and Melvin Adams serve as producers. With the move, the franchise, which has taken in nearly $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office, receives a new creative team that will tackle the continuing story with »
Get ready to set aside another lazy Sunday or two: Variety is reporting that TriStar is bringing C.S. Lewis’ Narnia back to theaters. The studio has announced that it’ll be handling financing and distribution on The Silver Chair, the movie version of Lewis’ fourth Narnia book, and the first film in The Mark Gordon Company’s previously announced creative reboot of the series.
TriStar is actually the third studio in a decade to be whisked away to Narnia, a magical land of Christian allegories, expensive effects work, and apparently disappointing box office returns. The series was most recently (if only partially) adapted to the screen via Walden Media’s lavish The Chronicles Of Narnia, with Disney distributing the first two Chronicles, The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe and Prince Caspian, in the late 2000s, before backing out to let 20th Century Fox have a crack at The ...
- William Hughes
Looks like someone is taking another crack at bringing us back to Narnia. Sony's TriStar Pictures, is teaming up with The Mark Gordon Company, eOne and The C.S. Lewis Company to resuscitate The Chronicles Of Narnia series, picking the story back up with The Silver Chair. David Magee, who penned the screenplays for The Life Of Pi and Finding Neverland, is writing the script.... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
“The Chronicles Of Narnia” franchise is set to return to the big screen with “The Silver Chair”. Based on the beloved children’s stories by C.S. Lewis, “The Chronicles Of Narnia” kicked off the franchise in 2005 with sequels following in 2008 and 2010. Over six years later, the series is being revived with “The Silver […] »
- Rachel West
The Chronicles Of Narnia will receive new life on screen as TriStar Pictures, the literary-focused label, has teamed with The Mark Gordon Company, The C.S. Lewis Company, and Entertainment One (eOne) to continue the Narnia story in theaters with The Silver Chair. The picture will be financed by TriStar, eOne and The Mark Gordon Company with Sony and eOne distributing the picture.
The Mark Gordon Company and The C.S. Lewis Company are jointly developing and producing the film, adapted by David Magee, the two-time Oscar®-nominated screenwriter of Life Of Pi and Finding Neverland. Mark Gordon, C.S. Lewis' stepson Douglas Gresham, Vincent Sieber, and Melvin Adams serve as producers.
With the move, the franchise, which has taken in nearly $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office, receives a new creative team that will tackle the continuing story with a fresh approach to capture a broad global audience.
A classic series »
- Kellvin Chavez
One of the most ripe literary fruits is about to get another chance at a film franchise. It’s being reported that TriStar, Sony Pictures’ literary-focused label, is teaming up with The C.S. Lewis Company (among others) to reboot The Chronicles of Narnia in theaters. The series will begin with an adaptation of The Silver Chair, and it will be unrelated to the films (The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) from the previous attempt at adapting the series. The film is currently being written by David Magee (Life of Pi, Finding Neverland), but no director is
‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ Franchise Reboot Coming with ‘The Silver Chair’ »
- Jasef Wisener
TriStar Pictures has teamed up with the Mark Gordon Company, the C.S. Lewis Company and Entertainment One to bring “The Chronicles of Narnia” back to movie theaters with “The Silver Chair,” the fourth published novel in Lewis’ classic series. According to TriStar parent Sony Pictures Entertainment, “Life of Pi” screenwriter David Magee will be in charge of adapting the novel for film. Gordon, Lewis’ stepson Douglas Gresham, Vincent Sieber and Melvin Adams will serve as producers. “Developing this project with The C.S. Lewis Company has been immensely exciting and a real joy,” Gordon said in a statement. “We are so pleased to. »
- Matt Pressberg
The film will be financed by TriStar, eOne, and the Mark Gordon Company, with Sony and eOne distributing the movie. Mark Gordon, C.S. Lewis’ stepson Douglas Gresham, Vincent Sieber, and Melvin Adams will produce the film.
David Magee is adapting the script.
This will be the third studio and fourth go around for the series with Disney producing the first two and Fox handling the most recent film, “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.” The seven novels in the series have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide.
Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.
- Justin Kroll
Narnia is coming back to the big screen. TriStar, the Mark Gordon Company and Entertainment One will finance an adaptation of C.S. Lewis' The Silver Chair from the author's Chronicles of Narnia book series. It's unclear if castmembers from earlier films are returning. The 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
- Mia Galuppo
Eleven years after Disney and Walden Media launched The Chronicles Of Narnia franchise in theatres, a new jigsaw of partners has come together to adapt the fourth book in C S Lewis’ fantasy classic.
The parties did not reveal the precise distribution strategy on Tuesday, however the elements raise the prospect of a desirable tentpole presenting itself to international buyers.
Sony and eOne will handle distribution. Screen understands TriStar will release the film in the Us, while eOne would appear likely to release the fantasy in Canada and could also handle in other markets where it distributes directly, namely the UK, Australia/New Zealand, Spain and Benelux.
Sierra/Affinity has a deal to sell territories outside these markets on films produced and acquired »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Back in 2013 it was revealed that The Mark Gordon Company had reached an agreement with the estate of C.S. Lewis to adapt The Silver Chair, with Life of Pi screenwriter David Magee brought in to write the script for the next instalment in The Chronicles of Narnia.
We’ve heard very little since then, but now Collider has an update on the project from producer Mark Gordon, who has revealed that the new film will serve as a reboot to the franchise.
“We’re hoping to be able to make the movie very shortly,” states Gordon. “We’re very excited about it. It’s all going to be a brand new franchise. All original. All original characters, different directors, and an entire new team that this is coming from.”
The Narnia film series launched in 2005 with The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and was followed »
- Gary Collinson
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