Joe Johnston, director of The Rocketeer, Jumanji and Captain America: The First Avenger, is retiring. The filmmaker will throw in the towel after he finishes filming The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, a new adaptation of one of the Chronicles of Narnia books. Learn more about Joe Johnston retiring after The Silver Chair below.
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Posted on Friday, June 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
After the jump:
- The Chronicles of Narnia 4 script is finally complete
- Todd Solondz reveals his Dollhouse semi-sequel cast
- Ewan McGregor wants to do a Trainspotting sequel
- Vin Diesel wants Helen Mirren for Fast & Furious 8
- Here’s why Will Smith opted out of Independence Day 2
- The Jurassic Park theme shoots to the top of the charts
- Jurassic World ties yet another box office record
- Sylvester Stallone shares another image from Creed
- A new Ted 2 poster pays homage to Flash Gordon
- Ethan Hunt assembles his crew in a new M:I5 poster
- Arnie is taking the Terminator series one film at a time
- Things go boom in Terminator: Genisys B-roll footage
- And let’s finish off with more Terminator clips and spots
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Posted on Thursday, December 5th, 2013 by Angie Han
In an era when most major film franchises are pushing out a film a year — or even more, in the case of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — The Chronicles of Narnia has gone at a remarkably relaxed pace. The first film, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, was released in 2005, followed three years later by Prince Caspian and then two years after that by The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Now, three years after the last entry, producers are slowly but surely getting the pieces in place for a fourth. Life of Pi screenwriter David Magee has just been brought on to write The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, which entered development earlier this year. Get the latest details on the project after the jump.
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A few years back, it seemed like audiences might get a new Chronicles of Narnia movie ever few years. 2005 brought The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, which grossed almost $300 million domestic, but when Prince Caspian was released in 2008, that box-office take was cut nearly in half. It got to a point where, if you polled 100 people on the street, I doubt 10 of them would even know The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was released in 2010. It only grossed $100 million domestic.
Yet all three films have been much bigger successes overseas. So, after a few years of uncertainty, it seems audiences will be heading back to Narnia once again. The C.S. Lewis and Mark Gordon Companies have announced they are set to develop and produce The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, based on the fourth book in Lewis’ series. Read More »