4 Oct – We last heard updates on "The Chronicles of Narnia" over a year ago, when it was revealed that Joe Johnston was directing a movie adaptation of "The Silver Chair", the fourth book in the saga.
That probably won't be happening anymore since Netflix has picked up the rights to develop new "Narnia" series and movies for its streaming platform.
The news was announced on the official Facebook page of "The Chronicles of Narnia", stating that this is the first time that the rights to the seven books in the "Narnia" series are held by the same company.
The multi-year deal between Netflix and The C.S. Lewis Company will have eOne's President and Chief Content Officer, Film & Television, Mark Gordon serving as executive producer for the series and producer for the movies, alongside Douglas Gresham and Vincent Sieber.
With 100 million copies sold worldwide, translated in more than 47 languages, the "Narnia" books have been adapted several times before for stage, TV and the big screen.
The most recent ones were the three movie adaptations, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" (2005), "Prince Caspian" (2008) and "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" (2010).
Johnston's "Silver Chair" movie was supposed to have started filming this year.