Producer Mark Gordon has confirmed that a film adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ “The Silver Chair,” what would be the fourth film in “The Chronicles of Narnia” series, is in active development. However he’s also offered something of a perplexing quote about it.
Speaking with Collider, Gordon says he hopes that production on ‘Silver Chair’ will begin shortly, but adds: “No [none of the original cast will be in it], it’s all going to be a brand new franchise. All original. All original characters, different directors, and an entire new team that this is coming from.”
This has led to the throwing about of the word ‘reboot’ which is not the case as such here as, despite the change of cast, it sounds like it’s continuing the same narrative rather than starting over.
The book features only three key returning characters – Eustace Scrubb, Caspian and Aslan whom were played by Will Poulter, Ben Barnes and the voice of Liam Neeson respectively. This makes the change less of an issue, especially as Caspian is much older which makes the casting change not unexpected.
No word as to when the film might hit cinemas.