‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ Set for Revival from ‘Captain America’ Director

Joe Johnston, the director behind Captain America: The First Avenger, is set to helm Narnia: The Silver Chair according to Variety.

This revival of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia series comes by way of a partnership between TriStar Pictures and the Mark Gordon Company, the C.S. Lewis Company, and Entertainment One. Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan), Lewis’ stepson Douglas Gresham, Vincent Sieber, and Melvin Adams are set to produce. Life of Pi screenwriter David Magee will write the adaptation.

“Joe is a wonderful storyteller who is equally at home in the biggest franchises and the most intimate character pieces. Because C.S. Lewis’ story is iconic and epic, but also tender, personal, and emotional, he’s the perfect choice to bring ‘The Silver Chair’ to the screen.” – Mark Gordon

The Chronicles of Narnia franchise had three previous installments, the last of which, Voyage of the Dawn Treader, released in 2010. Together, the franchise has brought in $1.6 billion worldwide.


The Silver Chair follows Eustace Scrubb and his classmate Jill Pole who are brought to Narnia by Aslan the lion to find Prince Rilian, son of King Caspian. It was released as the fourth novel originally but is numbered sixth in contemporary collections.

Johnston has a history of reviving franchises, having previously worked on Jumanji (1995) and taking over Jurassic Park III for Steven Spielberg. Other works include The Wolfman (2010) and October Sky.

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