Fantasy hit is being remade: Netflix has probably already found a director

The popular fantasy series “The Chronicles of Narnia” is to be re-adapted on Netflix. Now a director has allegedly been found.

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After Peter Jackson brought bombastic fantasy films into the mainstream with the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy in the early 2000s, a whole series of film adaptations of popular fantasy works followed. There would be, for example, “The Golden Compass” based on the books by Philip Pullman, but also films too “The chronicles of Narnia” by CS Lewis, a friend of JRR Tolkien.

In 2005, Lewis’ first novel, The King of Narnia, was brought to the big screen. Two more films followed later, Prince Caspian of Narnia and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Then a few years ago Netflix the rights to the series secured and announced that Matthew Alrich (“Coco: Livelier Than Life”) will oversee the franchise. Now reported What’s on Netflixthat two movies are planned and Greta Gerwig to direct.

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Greta Gerwig is known for her films “Lady Bird” and “Little Women”, for which she was nominated for several Oscars. She is currently working on the Barbie movie, starring Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie. The choice of Gerwig as director may come as a surprise, after all she was only known for smaller art house productions and has not yet directed a blockbuster, but it is quite appropriate, because with “Little Women” she has already successfully adapted a popular literary work. Netflix has yet to confirm rumors that Gerwig will direct the new Chronicles of Narnia movies.

CS Lewis has written a total of seven Narnia books, which don’t necessarily need to be read in chronological order. Therefore, it is not clear which novel Netflix will focus on first. Good candidates are The King of Narnia, which Lewis wrote first, and the novel Miracle of Narnia, which Lewis himself believes is the best place to start in his series. The latter has not yet been filmed. Since Gerwig is still busy with “Barbie”, it will probably take some time before the fantasy series starts on Netflix.

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