Netflix announced a Chronicles of Narnia TV series and a new batch of movie adaptations last year, and now it looks like the streaming service is finally getting ready to step through the wardrobe. Matthew Aldrich, co-writer of Pixar’s Coco, has been brought in to serve as the Chronicles of Narnia Netflix series architect, overseeing development and creative decisions on multiple projects.
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The Chronicles of Narnia franchise went on a rapid decline. The first installment in the series, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, was a massive success. Disney’s adaptation of C.S. Lewis‘ novel made close to $800M worldwide — a figure the sequels didn’t come close to matching. The two sequels that followed weren’t as embraced by critics, fans, or filmgoers. The last sequel we saw, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, performed well overseas but made barely over $100M in the states. After two underwhelming sequels, it was decided to hit the reset button and give audiences a reboot.
Below, learn more about the Narnia reboot.
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It’s been six years since the last movie in the Chronicles of Narnia franchise debuted in theaters, and as it was the worst performer at the box office and the worst film in the franchise, it seemed like the franchise was finally over. Despite news surfacing in 2011 that an adaptation of The Magician’s Nephew was in the works at Walden Media, the franchise remained dormant.
Then just a couple years ago, a press release announced that The Silver Chair would be the next book getting the film treatment. There haven’t been any new updates on that project either, but today brings news that the project is very much still in the works. However, it won’t be bringing back anybody from the original franchise. This will be a Chronicles of Narnia reboot. Read More »