It’s been almost three years since the last Chronicles of Narnia film, The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader, hit theater screens and the franchise quietly faded into the dark. When the news broke that The Mark Gordon Company and the C.S. Lewis Company are planning on bringing the fourth book in the series, The Silver Chair to the big screen, most people probably thought, “They’re still making those?”
Douglas Gresham, the famous author’s stepson, who has stepped in to produce the movie, had this to say:
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.” 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. 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.
Is there enough interest in the franchise to make back what is sure to be an expensive budget? The last movie did make a ton of money world-wide. The estimated budget of $155 million was easily covered by the theater and DVD sales that totaled over $415 million across the globe. What should concern investors is the difference between the second ($141 million) and third ($104 million) film’s performance in the US.
That kind of drop is significant, and will have to be addressed in their upcoming marketing campaign. If they allow that trend to continue, The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Silver Chair could be the last in the series to make it to the big screen.
What do you think? Is there still enough interest to fill theater seats?
Via: Geek Tyrant