Youngsters of the 2000s might have grown up with the three live-action films produced between 2005-2008 and anybody of any technology might have learn C.S. Lewis’ basic novels as a child, however a brand new model of The Chronicles of Narnia is on the best way. Netflix acquired the rights to adapt the seven fantasy books again in 2018 and instantly introduced their plans to create new TV sequence and movies primarily based on the world of Narnia.
So, what have we realized in regards to the firm’s intentions for the franchise since then? Effectively, truthfully, not a lot, because it seems the streaming large is taking its time in build up a large shared universe earlier than they begin placing something into manufacturing. Our final replace got here in June 2019, when Coco co-writer Matthew Aldrich was named as architect and overseer of all tasks. Narnia followers have examined the proof, although, and give you some compelling theories about what Netflix might do.
The earlier movie franchise tailored the books in publication order – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Daybreak Treader. An finally unproduced fourth film, The Silver Chair, would have adopted swimsuit. The apparent factor for Netflix to do, then, can be to observe the chronological order as a substitute. This is able to imply that the primary guide tailored can be The Magician’s Nephew, which explores the creation of Narnia.
This concept was put ahead by the oldsters on the NarniaWeb podcast, who additionally advised that Netflix might take a darker method to the supply materials than the earlier diversifications. They used different Netflix sequence primarily based on basic literature, like Anne With An E, for example of how the corporate likes to do that.
Simply in case there was any doubt, it’s additionally extremely seemingly that Netflix will utterly reboot the universe and never deliver again earlier stars. Actress Georgie Henley, who performed Lucy Pevensie within the 00s movies, mentioned this April that she can be open to reprising her function however doesn’t assume it’s going to occur.
Netflix is taking its candy time, then, however ultimately we’ll be stepping again by means of the wardrobe and having fun with the Chronicles of Narnia another time.