2010, when The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was released, was the last time fans saw one of C.S. Lewis' classic fantasy stories on the silver screen. Now, one of the series original producers has confirmed that there are still plans to bring the stories to the big screen.
While talking to Collider, producer Mark Gordon said, “We’re hoping to be able to make the movie very shortly. We’re very excited about it.”
David McGee (Life of Pi, Finding Neverland) has been working on a screen play for the fourth book in the series, but according to Gordon, the movie will not just be a sequel, but a reboot. When asked about returning cast members, he explained, “No, it’s all going to be a brand new franchise. All original. All original characters, different directors, and an entire new team that this is coming from.”
Gordon later clarified that "original characters" will not be new characters, but characters from the Narnia universe that we have not yet seen.
A total reboot should not come as a total surprise due to the fact that Walden Media (responsible for the first three films) lost their rights to the franchise in 2011. Two years later, In 2013, The Mark Gordon Company came to an agreement with The C.S. Lewis Company to produce The Silver Chair.