If you're a fan of talking lions and Turkish delight, it's time to get excited: The Chronicles of Narnia is getting a fourth film installment, Deadline reports.
It's probably been a little while since you thought about this series - the first film grossed a vast $300 million domestic, but when Prince Caspian was released, it barely made half of that. Things got disappointing with the third installment, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, which only made $100 million domestically (which sounds dreamy, until you take into account that the third film's budget was at least $140 million).
Luckily, all three films made bank overseas, so that's been incentive enough to set the ball rolling on developing the fourth film.
"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," said Douglas Gresham, the grandson of the book's author, C.S. Lewis. "I am very much looking forward to diving once more into Narnia, this time with Mark Gordon and his team."
"Like many readers, both young and old, I am a huge fan of C.S. Lewis's beautiful and allegorical world of Narnia", Gordon said. "These fantasy stories inspire real-world passion among millions of devoted fans around the world. As we prepare to bring the next book to life, we are humbled and excited to contribute to the outstanding legacy of Narnia."
The Silver Chair centers on two classmates, Eustace Scrubb (from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) and Jill Pole, who when trying to evade some school bullies, end up back in Narnia. Aslan then charges them both with trying to find Prince Rilian of Narnia, who disappeared years ago...