The Mark Gordon Company and the C.S. Lewis Company have struck a deal to jointly develop and produce The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Silver Chair, which would extend the fantasy film franchise that last appeared with The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader, which Fox released in 2010. Along with the Disney-released The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe in 2005 and Prince Caspian in 2008, the movies have grossed a combined $1.6 billion worldwide.

Mark Gordon and CS Lewis’ stepson Douglas Gresham along with Vincent Sieber, the LA based director of the C.S. Lewis Company, will serve as producers and work with Mark Gordon Co on developing the script. Michele Wolkoff and Sara Smith will oversee for Mark Gordon Co. “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”, Gresham said. “I am very much looking forward to diving once more into Narnia, this time with Mark Gordon and his team.”

Andrew Adamson directed the first two pics for Disney and Mark Johnson produced. Michael Apted took over the franchise with Dawn Treader when it moved to Fox.

Lewis’ series of seven Chronicles novels that have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, beginning with The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in 1950. Silver Chair is the fourth book in the series.

“Like many readers, both young and old, I am a huge fan of C.S. Lewis’s beautiful and allegorical world of Narnia”, Gordon said. “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.”