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Best of the Week: 'Unbreakable' Sequel Greenlit, Jeff Goldblum Joins 'Jurassic World 2' and More

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The Important News Superhero Movie Sequels: Unbreakable sequel Glass will arrive in 2019. Jurassic World: Jeff Goldblum will be back as Ian Malcolm in Jurassic World 2. Marvel Cinematic Universe: Brie Larson said Captain Marvel is everything she cares about. Star Wars: Sam Esmail might write the solo Obi-Wan spinoff. Star Wars IX received a May 2019 release date. Rian Johnson won't be writing Star Wars IX. X-Men: Fox confirmed the title Dark Phoenix and scheduled it for next year. Narnia: Joe Johnston will direct the Narnia reboot The Silver Chair. Disney Remakes: Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner may join the live-action The Lion King. Ewan McGregor will play the grown-up...

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Movie News: Ewan McGregor Eyed for Disney's 'Christopher Robin'; 'Captain America' Director to Helm 'Narnia: The Silver Chair'

27 April 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

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 Narnia fantasy series about children and a gateway to a magical kingdom would be part of a "brand new franchise." Now Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger; Jurassic Park III, above) has been tapped to direct Narnia: The Silver Chair, based on a script by David Magee (Life of...

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Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair Gets Captain America Director

27 April 2017 11:38 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair

27 April 2017 2:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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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‘Captain America’ Director Joe Johnston Boards ‘Narnia’ Revival ‘The Silver Chair’ (Exclusive)

26 April 2017 4:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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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