The C.S. Lewis Company will partner with The Mark Gordon Company to make a fourth film in the Narnia series. Although The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader did not do as well as hoped, which led to an hiatus for the series, The Silver Chair will be the next book adapted for film, leaving only three more books in Lewis’s series to be made into films.
Producer Perry Moore (b.1971) was found dead in his apartment on February 17. Moore served as Executive Producer on the first three The Chronicles of Narnia films, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. In addition, in 2007, Moore published a young adult novel, Hero, about a teenage superhero struggling with his powers and sexual identity.
HarperCollins is sponsoring a drawing in honor of the sixtieth anniversary of the publication of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Five winners of the sweepstakes will receive a copy of a single volume edition of all seven books in the series, including a full-color map and a timeline of Narnia history. Entries must be received no later than December 1, 2010.
Following Disney’s decision not to release future installments of The Chronicles of Narnia, produced by Walden Media, Walden has formed an agreement with Twentieth Century Fox to continue the series. The next film, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” will film with a budget of $140 million, sixty-five million less than was spent on “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.”