"The Chronicles of Narnia" reboot, based on the high fantasy novels of the same name by author CS Lewis, has been confirmed. And, "The Silver Chair" will be first movie of the renewed franchise.
Collider reported the screenwriter of the rebooted movie, David Magee, has mentioned in a tweet that he has finished the first draft of "The Silver Chair" on which he has spent more than a year.
Magee's tweet reads: "Completed the final draft of The Silver Chair today. I've had the immense pleasure to work on the project for over a year now. So fulfilling."
In a recent TCA winter press tour, franchise producer Mark Gordon said that they were looking forward to coming out with the first movie of the reboot franchise as soon as possible and the whole crew is very excited about it.
However, there won't be any of the old cast in the rebooted "Narnia" movies.
"No, it's all going to be a brand new franchise and all original characters, different directors, and an entirely new team that this is coming from," Gordon said.
Gordon was hesitant to share further information regarding the movie. However, there is a significant possibility that the protagonist of the book series, Aslan the Lion, will be a primary character in the movie as he is the only character who has been in all the original books.
The story of Narnia follows the errands of a wizened King Caspian (portrayed by Ben Barnes in previous movies) as he asks for Aslan's help to find the missing Prince Rilian – Caspian's son and only heir to the throne.
Aslan brings two school students, Eustace Scrubb and Jill Pole, into the world of Narnia to help Caspian trace down the prince and solve the mystery behind his disappearance.