Nearly six years after its last intrepid quest, the next chapter in the Chronicles of Narnia franchise The Silver Chair is finally making its way to the big screen.
Based on the C.S. Lewis novel of the same name, the new movie takes places some years after the events of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, when Eustace Scrubb and Jill Pope arrive in Narnia to assist Aslan the lion in his quest to find King Caspian’s missing heir.
The movie was first announced three years ago but has since languished in development hell seemingly owing to difficulties securing financing with Sony and TriStar now taking over distribution duties from Fox 2000.
As was the case a few years ago, Life of Pie scribe David Magee remains in place to crank out the script.
It’s not yet clear whether any of the original stars will return but given producer Mark Gordon stated earlier this year that the new movie would act as a reboot for the franchise, it seems likely the roles will be recast with new actors.
If it does finally survive the journey to the big screen, The Silver Chair will be the fourth film in the franchise following The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian and the aforementioned The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, all of which boast a combined box office haul of over $1billion.