A new ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ movie is coming to Netflix
There are seven books in CS Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia, and many more adaptations of Lewis’s stories than across film, television, radio and theatre. And there will be at least a few more.
Netflix acquired the rights to make movies and shows based on Lewis’ beloved children’s literature series back in the fall of 2018. They have nothing to show for it so far, but reportedly. The Hollywood Reporter now they have Greta Gerwig, actor-director of the wonderful Lady Bird and Little Women and what is to come Barbie film, “tied to direct a certain film” of Narnia.
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The latest one Narnia the adaptation produced three films in the mid-2000s: 2005s The Lion, the Witch, and the Ward2008s Prince Caspianand 2010s The Fortress Tour. The first two were directed by Andrew Adamson (director of Shrek!) and released by Disney, with the third directed by Michael Apted and published by Fox. Combined, the three films grossed $537 million in the US and $1.58 billion worldwide. These are solid numbers, although both the second and third films fell significantly from the much stronger performance of the first The Lion, the Witch, and the Lady. After that, the franchise stalled, and the rights to the property eventually transferred to Netflix.
Their original announcements about it Narnia they discussed their ambitions to make films and TV shows out of Lewis’ concept about a group of English children transported to a fantasy world where they team up with a talking lion to stop on an evil witch. This latest update is from THR says Gerwig specializes in feature films. At the very least, it would certainly be a major directorial departure for Gerwig.
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