As someone who’s liked the books since he was very young, I was rather disappointed when the Narnia series seemed to end abruptly with The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader, though not entirely surprised. 2005’s The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe was one of the biggest hits of that year but Prince Caspian, despite being just as good in my opinion, did considerably less business [which some blamed on the release time], causing Disney to give up on the series. They sold the rights to Sony, and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was made on a rather lower budget. It wasn’t nearly as good, though it did make some money, if not enough for them to progress further through the books.
However, news has filtered through to several websites that the series is being revived by the Sony-based TriStar Pictures. The novel The Silver Chair is going to be filmed by Sony, The Mark Gordon Company, The C.S. Lewis Company, and Entertainment One [eOne]. The producers include, as before, C.S. Lewis’ stepson Douglas Gresham. There’s no director attached yet, but Life Of Pi and Finding Neverland scriptwriter David Magee was already writing the screenplay, which I hope will follow the book more than the second and third films did. A problem could occur in casting. Eustace returns from the last episode, but Will Poulter is rather too old to play the part now. And God knows what they’ll do with the Pevensies returning in The Last Battle.