Oh yes, a fourth Chronicles of Narnia film is coming, and now producers have tapped Oscar-nominated scribe David Magee to adapt it, according to THR.
Plans to reboot the franchise that already has three films under its belt was announced in October. A brand new financier is on board, and Walden Media is out, and presumably so are all former contracts with various talent, but continuity issues shouldn’t be a problem as the fourth book in CS Lewis’ classic children’s novel series conveniently takes place 60 years after the events of the first trilogy.
Magee certainly has proven capable of adapting beloved novels, even ones that seem impossible to adapt like Life of Pi, and tonally, something like Finding Neverland isn’t too dissimilar from what’s needed in a big screen retelling of a tale from Narnia.
For his part, he sounds stoked about the gig:
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.