Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: First Trailer For Tim Burton's 'Big  Eyes' Starring Amy Adams And Christoph Waltz Watch: First Trailer For Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' Starring Amy Adams And Christoph Waltz 'Deadpool’ Spin-Off With Ryan Reynolds Is Finally Green Lit, Set For A Winter 2016 Release Date 'Deadpool’ Spin-Off With Ryan Reynolds Is Finally Green Lit, Set For A Winter 2016 Release Date 10 Films We Haven’t Yet Seen That May Be Serious Oscar Contenders 10 Films We Haven’t Yet Seen That May Be Serious Oscar Contenders David Fincher Says He Shouldn't Have Directed 'The Game,' Dislikes Superhero Movies & Talks "Crazy" '20,000 Leagues' David Fincher Says He Shouldn't Have Directed 'The Game,' Dislikes Superhero Movies & Talks "Crazy" '20,000 Leagues' Matt Damon & Paul Greengrass Are Returning To The 'Bourne' Series Matt Damon & Paul Greengrass Are Returning To The 'Bourne' Series First Look: Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt In 'By The Sea' First Look: Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt In 'By The Sea' The Best, Worst And Most Disappointing Films Of The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival The Best, Worst And Most Disappointing Films Of The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival David Fincher Says Differences Over Casting And Disney's Corporate Culture Stalled '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' David Fincher Says Differences Over Casting And Disney's Corporate Culture Stalled '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 5, Episode 2 ‘The Good Listener’ Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 5, Episode 2 ‘The Good Listener’ Review: 'No Good Deed' Starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson Review: 'No Good Deed' Starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson Watch: Shailene Woodley Gets NSFW In 2 Clips From 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Plus New Pics Watch: Shailene Woodley Gets NSFW In 2 Clips From 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Plus New Pics TIFF Review: 'Cake' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington & More TIFF Review: 'Cake' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington & More Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' David Fincher Apparently Thinks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' Could Get Made David Fincher Apparently Thinks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' Could Get Made The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Walden Media Honcho Says 'The Magician's Nephew' Will Be Next 'Chronicles Of Narnia' Film

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist March 23, 2011 at 2:42AM

Hold On C.S. Lewis Fans, No Deal Yet In Place To Make The MovieWhile none of the sequels have yet to match the $745 million haul of "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe," the team behind the "The Chronicles Of Narnia" films can't be feeling too badly. "Prince Caspian" and "Dawn Treader" each brought home over $400 million in ticket sales which isn't too shabby (though the former cost a staggering $255 million to make so no surprise the budget for the third installment was slashed considerably). So, all this to say there are still fans out there and while there is nothing yet in place for film number four, Walden Media head Michael Flaherty reveals the choice for the next entry may surprise some fans.
3

Hold On C.S. Lewis Fans, No Deal Yet In Place To Make The Movie



While none of the sequels have yet to match the $745 million haul of "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe," the team behind the "The Chronicles Of Narnia" films can't be feeling too badly. "Prince Caspian" and "Dawn Treader" each brought home over $400 million in ticket sales which isn't too shabby (though the former cost a staggering $255 million to make so no surprise the budget for the third installment was slashed considerably). So, all this to say there are still fans out there and while there is nothing yet in place for film number four, Walden Media head Michael Flaherty reveals the choice for the next entry may surprise some fans.

"We are starting to talk to Fox and talk to the C.S. Lewis estate now about the 'Magician's Nephew' being our next film," Flaherty told The Christian Post (via ComingSoon). "If we can all agree to move forward, then what we would do is find someone to write the script. So, it could still be a couple of years."

While "The Silver Chair" seems like the next logical step, "The Magician's Nephew" is essentially a prequel about how Narnia came to be, which would allow the filmmakers to go back to the roots of the story. But fans will have to wait.

As Flaherty notes, no deal is in place to make the film so it's still a couple of years off at earliest. However, if they can do this for same or less the cost of 'Dawn Treader' we don't see why it wouldn't happen. The books are beloved, there is still a huge fanbase and 'Magician's Nephew' gives everyone involved a chance to start everything from a fresh perspective. We just hope they don't cheap out on the visual effects again like they did with 'Dawn Treader.' And as the series always has seemed to play second fiddle to the "Lord Of The Rings" franchise, it will face some serious competition from the onslaught of "The Hobbit" in the next few years so we'll have to see how this plays out.

This article is related to: Films, The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates