CAPTAIN AMERICA Director to Revive CHRONICLES OF NARNIA Film Franchise
Captain America: The First Avenger director Joe Johnson has signed on to direct The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, according to Variety.
The Silver Chair is billed as a "revival" of the Chronicles of Narnia film franchise, the film from which, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, was released in 2010. The Silver Chair features a different main character, and is the fourth of seven books in the series.
“Joe is a wonderful storyteller who is equally at home in the biggest franchises and the most intimate character pieces,” said Producer Mark Gordon. “Because C.S. Lewis’ story is iconic and epic, but also tender, personal, and emotional, he’s the perfect choice to bring The Silver Chair to the screen.”
TriStar will distribute The Silver Chair. This makes it the third studio to host the franchise - the first two films, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian were released by Disney, while The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was a 20th Century Fox release.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair has not been given a release date.