Sony TriStar picks up Chronicles of Narnia for reboot under the new Sony mandate along with The Mark Gordon Company, The C.S. Lewis Company, and Entertainment One.
Chronicles of Narnia The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was certainly one of the monumental franchise kickers that amazed the world. As the first movie, it’s talented cast, the amazing world of Narnia and the plot drove children and adults alike to theatres.
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Disney had a payday worth $745 million worldwide in 2005. The follow-up movie Prince Caspian was not such a huge success compared to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Many people might say that the involvement of the human characters took the magic out and the movie only earned $419 million in 2008, according to EW. The drop in the movie’s performance caused Disney to drop the franchise and it was subsequently picked up by Fox 2000.
The third part The Voyage of the Dawn Treader navigated through unchartered territories and the family only grossed a respectable $415 million. Fox 2000 also dropped the series for some time now, it looks like the franchise was never getting another movie.
Sony TriStar has an idea however. The elusive and magical world of Narnia is forgiving about the age of the characters in the C.S. Lewis’ novels and that might have just been the trick the studio was looking for as it picks up the Chronicles of Narnia franchise for a reboot.
Operating under a new mandate from Sony head Tom Rothman, the studio set out to inspire from literary material that will reach out to worldwide audience, the franchise just seemed like the perfect candidate.
Having worked once, the studio is reaching out to work with The Mark Gordon Company, The C.S. Lewis Company, and Entertainment One to bring the world of Narnia back to life once more, according to Deadline.
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The fourth part The Silver Chair is perfect in its plot to justify the character change and age change that will be represented in the movie. Life of Pi and Finding Neverland scribe David Magee is on-board to write the script.