"The Chronicles of Narnia": Female Director Found for Two Movies

The streaming rights have been held by Netflix since 2018

by Pierre Lorenz on November 17, 2022

The first movie in "The Chronicles of Narnia" series was released over 17 years ago. The franchise still enjoys great popularity, with the original story by C. S. Lewis being published in the 1950s and comprising a total of seven books. Three of them have already been adapted in chronological order, so there is still enough content for at least four more movies. That's something Netflix must have been aware of in 2018, when the streaming service secured the movie rights for the franchise. Four years later, there are now serious efforts to also implement the films, which is the reason why there was the first news this week following a long hiatus. According to a report from What's On Netflix, "Little Women" director Greta Gerwig is expected to direct not one, but two "The Chronicles of Narnia" movies. The 39-year-old is no stranger to the film business and is also responsible for directing the "Barbie" adaptation set to debut next year. She also has several Oscar nominations to her name so far. However, due to her current involvement with the "Barbie" film, it will probably take some time before she can start to work on "The Chronicles of Narnia". Yet, her commitment is definitely a key first step for the production. It can be expected that they will stick close to the books again, but since the sequence among the books is quite variable, it is impossible to say with certainty which book gets to be adapted first. Anyways, we are eagerly awaiting further news!

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