‘Lady Bird’, ‘Little Women’ and upcoming ‘Barbie’ director Greta Gerwig lead a new Netflix franchise of movies based on CS Lewis’ ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ book series.
According to The New Yorker, Gerwig has reached a deal that will see her write and direct at least two films based on the books, though it’s not yet clear which books.
It’s also unclear if this will be a continuation of the previous three films which began with 2005’s Disney epic ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ followed by 2008’s ‘Prince Caspian’ and ‘The Voyage. du Passeur d’Aurore” of 2010.
An adaptation of the “Dawn Treader” sequel “The Silver Chair” has long been rumored but never confirmed. Netflix picked up the franchise in 2018 when it announced plans to partner with The CS Lewis Company in a multi-year deal to produce series and movies based on the books.
A year later, “Coco” co-writer Matthew Alrich joined the franchise as a “creative architect” to oversee all development going forward.
Gerwig was first linked in November last year by What’s on Netflix but has been busy with all things ‘Barbie’ for a while.