“Captain America: The First Avenger” and “The Rocketeer” director Joe Johnston is set to slip into the director’s chair for the upcoming adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair” at TriStar Pictures, The Mark Gordon Company and eOne.
Marking the fourth film adaptation of a ‘Narnia’ work, and based on the sixth book in the seven book series, the film will also serve as a reboot of the series. The key returning roles will be recast as opposed to getting the likes of Will Poulter, Ben Barnes and Liam Neeson back for the parts of Eustace, Caspian and the voice of Aslan respectively.
The action is set decades after “Voyage of the Dawn Treader” in Narnia (but only a few years in the real world). Eustace Scrubb and his friend Jill Pole are brought to Narnia by Aslan to find the missing heir of a now elderly King Caspian. The missing Prince Rilian disappeared while on a quest to find the green serpent that killed his mother.
Eustace and Jill set off to the giant lands north of Narnia to find him, and encounter the Lady of the Green Kirtle and a young man who must be bound nightly to a magical Silver Chair.
David Magee (“Life of Pi,” “Finding Neverland”) is adapting the script while Mark Gordon, Douglas Gresham, Vincent Sieber, and Melvin Adams are producers.