THE ADVENTURE BEGINS ON THE NEXT CHAPTER OF THE NARNIA JOURNEY
LOS ANGELES, CA (December 5, 2013) – The C.S. Lewis Company and The Mark Gordon Company announced today that two time Academy Award nominee David Magee (FINDING NEVERLAND and LIFE OF PI) has signed on to write THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE SILVER CHAIR, the fourth book published in C.S. Lewis’ famed fantasy series.
Magee’s critically acclaimed work includes his 2012 screen adaptation of the novel “Life of Pi” by Yann Martel, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and a Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. In 2004, Magee was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for his work on FINDING NEVERLAND starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. Douglas Gresham, stepson of C.S. Lewis stated, “I have a great deal of respect for Mark Gordon’s work and am confident that together we can bring the beauty and magical delight that Narnia engenders in the hearts of those who read the books to the screen in ‘The Silver Chair.’ I am very much looking forward to diving once more into Narnia, this time with Mark Gordon and his team.”
David Magee stated, “I have always loved The Chronicles of Narnia and I endlessly imagined myself finding my own passage into Narnia someday. All these years later, I’m getting to fulfill that wish just a little bit by writing the film adaptation of ‘The Silver Chair’ and could not be more excited about it.”
Mark Gordon and Douglas Gresham along with Vincent Sieber, the LA based Director of The C.S. Lewis Company, will serve as producers. Michele Wolkoff and Sara Smith will oversee for The Mark Gordon Company.
The first three Narnia films combined have grossed over $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office. A classic series of seven novels that have sold over 100 million copies worldwide, C.S. Lewis’s “The Chronicles of Narnia” began with the publication of “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” in 1950. Six more novels (including the prequel, “The Magician’s Nephew”, and the sequels, “The Horse and His Boy”, “Prince Caspian”, “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”, “The Silver Chair”, and “The Last Battle”) would follow in the next six years. The final title in the series, “The Last Battle”, was awarded the highest mark of excellence in children’s literature, the prestigious Carnegie Award. To keep updated with movie developments, follow THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheChroniclesofNarnia.