The Chronicles of Narnia looked like it had faded away after the third installment, 2010’s Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The first movie, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, was a hit but the movies could never sustain an audience. A couple years ago when Walden Media was still attached, they floated the possibility of skipping ahead to the sixth book, The Magician’s Nephew. But now that Walden has left, the Mark Gordon Company is hoping to revitalize the property by teaming up with The C.S. Lewis Company to adapt the fourth book in the series, The Silver Chair. In the fourth novel, less than a year has passed in England, but decades have gone by in Narnia. Aslan calls in Eustace Scrubb (from Voyage of the Dawn Treader) and Jill Pole to help find Prince Caspian’s son and only heir, Prince Rilian.
No writer or director is currently attached, and it will be interesting to see if the Mark Gordon Company can turn the franchise’s fortunes around. Hit the jump for the press release.