Captain America Director Joins The New Narnia Movie

Captain America: The First Soldier director Joe Johnston will direct the new Chronicles of Naria movie, Narnia: The Silver Chair, according to the Hollywood news site Variety.

Veteran producer Mark Gordon will produce the new film with his company, the Mark Gordon Company, alongside TriStar Pictures, the C.S. Lewis Company, and Entertainment One, as well as Lewis’ stepson, Douglas Gresham, and others.

“Joe is a wonderful storyteller who is equally at home in the biggest franchises and the most intimate character pieces,” Gordon told Variety. “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.”

Johnston also directed Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Jumanji, October Sky, Jurassic Park III, and Hidalgo.

The latest trilogy of Narnia films–The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, and The Voyager of the Dawn Treader–combined to make more than $ 1.6 billion worldwide. Disney was involved with the first two, while Fox took over for Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Unlike those films, The Silver Chair tells the story of the Pevensie family’s cousin, Eustace Scrubb. The character appeared in Voyage of the Dawn Treader, portrayed by Will Poulter, though there is no word yet on who would play the character in The Silver Chair.

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