Life Of Pi scribe David Magee has signed on to write The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Silver Chair, the latest adaptation of CS Lewis’ fantasy book series that the the Mark Gordon Company and the C.S. Lewis Company are developing and producing. The pic would extend the franchise that last appeared with The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader, which Fox released in 2010. There’s no distributor for this one yet; the companies announced their reboot plans in October. Magee has been nominated for two screenwriting Oscars, the last for 2012’s Life Of Pi — also an adaptation of a bestseller. In 2004 he earned an Oscar nom for Finding Neverland. “I have always loved The Chronicles Of Narnia and I endlessly imagined myself finding my own passage into Narnia someday”, Magee said in the release announcing the deal today. “All these years later, I’m getting to fulfill that wish just a little bit by writing the film adaptation of The Silver Chair and could not be more excited about it.” Mark Gordon and Douglas Gresham along with Vincent Sieber, the LA-based director of the C.S. Lewis Company, are producing. Michele Wolkoff and Sara Smith will oversee for the Mark Gordon Company. The first three Narnia films — covering the first three of seven novels in the book series — combined grossed more $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office.
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