Chronicles of Narnia reboot is coming and there is a Barbie link.
Don’t worry Barbie won’t be featuring, but it will be directed by Greta Gerwig.
Gerwig will be bringing the magical wardrobe and a mystical land to life.
She will be the creative mind behind two Chronicles of Narnia movies for Netflix.
Chronicles of Narnia reboot – additional information
Greta has the huge task of taking on C.S. Lewis’ much-loved fantasy series the Chronicles of Narnia.
One example is Saoirse Ronan who delivered an Oscar-nominated performance in her feature debut Lady Bird.
There have been no rumours of who might be acting in the features, but she has a strong eye for choosing the right talent to lead her features.
Ted Sarandos, who’s now the co-CEO of Netflix, said: “C.S. Lewis’s beloved Chronicles of Narnia stories have resonated with generations of readers around the world,” adding, “Families have fallen in love with characters like Aslan and the entire world of Narnia, and we’re thrilled to be their home for years to come,” reports What’s on Netflix.
“It is wonderful to know that folks from all over are looking forward to seeing more of Narnia, and that the advances in production and distribution technology have made it possible for us to make Narnian adventures come to life all over the world,” said Douglas Gresham, stepson of C.S. Lewis. “Netflix seems to be the very best medium with which to achieve this aim, and I am looking forward to working with them towards this goal.”
History of the series – Spoilers Alert
“The Chronicles of Narnia” is a popular series of seven fantasy novels written by British author C.S. Lewis.
The series is known for its rich and imaginative world, Christian allegorical themes, and timeless appeal to readers of all ages.
The books were published in the following order:
“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” (1950): This is the second book in the series but is often considered the starting point for readers. It introduces the four Pevensie siblings—Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy—who discover the magical land of Narnia through a wardrobe. They become embroiled in a battle between the evil White Witch and the great lion, Aslan, who represents good.
“Prince Caspian” (1951): In this book, the Pevensie children return to Narnia to help Prince Caspian reclaim his throne from his evil uncle Miraz.
“The Horse and His Boy” (1954): This novel is set during the reign of the Pevensie siblings and follows the adventures of Shasta and Aravis as they journey through Narnia and the neighboring countries.
“The Silver Chair” (1953): In this book, Eustace Scrubb, a character introduced in “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” and his friend Jill Pole embark on a quest to rescue Prince Rilian, the son of King Caspian.
“The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” (1952): This book follows the adventures of King Caspian and his crew as they sail to the eastern edge of Narnia in search of lost friends and magical realms.
“The Magician’s Nephew” (1955): This prequel reveals the origins of Narnia and explores the creation of the land, the introduction of evil into the world, and the origins of the magical wardrobe.
“The Last Battle” (1956): This final book in the series depicts the apocalyptic end of Narnia as it is consumed by darkness and chaos. It brings the series to a conclusion with a powerful and allegorical message.
“The Chronicles of Narnia” has been adapted into various forms of media, including television, radio plays, and film.
The most notable film adaptations were produced by Walden Media and distributed by Disney and later 20th Century Fox:
“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” (2005): Directed by Andrew Adamson, this film adapts the first book in the series.
“The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” (2008): This film adapts the second book.
“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” (2010): This film adapts the fifth book.
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