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Logo for the film leaked by The Mark Gordon Company.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair was a planned epic fantasy film based on C.S Lewis' The Silver Chair, the fourth published novel in 'The Chronicles of Narnia' series.  It was to be a sequel to the The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and would of been the fourth installment in the Narnia franchise.


Plot[]

It would of told the story of Eustace Scrubb's second trip to Narnia, accompanied by his friend Jill Pole, who had never been there before. The two of them were running from bullies at their school when they entered a door to hide, and found themselves in Aslan's country, next to a great cliff.


Development[]

On October 1, 2013, it was announced that the C.S. Lewis company has partnered with the Mark Gordon Company to jointly develop and produce the film. In December 2015, two-time Academy Awards nominate Katherine Sidhu was hired to write the screenplay. In August 2016, it was announced that Disney would distribute the film with SD handling the Indian distribution. VJ smith was announced to be the director on April 27, 2017. Filming was expected to take place in New Zealand and begin in late 2018, with a planned release date in 2021.



Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. The Mark Gordon Company got acquired while it was still in development.
  2. The budget costs weren't worth it.
  3. Its third film, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, failed at the box office and was a critical disappointment.


Results[]

  • The fourth film was permanently cancelled and will continue to be shelved.
  • The Chronicles of Narnia film series stood as it is today.
  • On 3 October 2018, it was announced that Netflix and the C. S. Lewis Company had made a multi-year agreement to develop a new series of film and TV adaptations of The Chronicles of Narnia. With this announcement, all previously announced plans for The Silver Chair were suspended.
  • Netflix has stated that its Chronicles of Narnia reboot is still moving forward. Mark Gordon is the primary producer on the project and has stated that there is potential to adapt the books into both a television series and potentially multiple feature films for the streaming service. On June 12, 2019, he hired Coco co-writer Matthew Aldrich to be the creative architect of the Netflix adaptation. Douglas Gresham, one of C.S. Lewis' two stepsons, commented in May 2020 that he was unsure about the future of the project as Netflix had not been in touch for a while, which may have been partly caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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