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Simon Brew May 23, 2017
We learned a little while back that Joe Johnston, of Captain America: The First Avenger and Jumanji vintage, is to direct the reboot of the Narnia film series. He’s set to start work on The Silver Chair in earnest this year.
He’s also, though, via his YouTube account, begun answering questions about the movie and his plans for it. And in there is some new information.
With thanks to Den Of Geek reader Andrew Martin for alerting us to this, Johnston confirms in the Q&A that The Silver Chair is a full reboot of the movie series. “Everything is new”, he says. “This is the beginning of a brand-new trilogy. We will make reference to characters and events in the other films as the book does, but think of »
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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