Report: Greta Gerwig Eyed to Helm Netflix’s Chronicles of Narnia Films

According to What’s on Netflix (via The playlist), Oscar-nominated filmmaker Greta Gerwig has reportedly entered talks to helm the latest live-action adaptations of The Chronicles of Narnia for Netflix. This potential new update regarding the project would be the first in a long time since Netflix officially announced its multi-year deal with The CS Lewis Company back in 2018.

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Should the report prove to be true, it would be the first time that Lady Bird director would tackle a franchise as large as The Chronicles of Narnia. Gerwig recently wrapped production on the long-awaited Barbie film and will next be seen in Netflix’s black comedy film White noise.

Under a multi-year agreement between Netflix and The CS Lewis Company, Netflix will develop classic stories from around the world Narnia universe for series and movies for its members worldwide. All series and films produced through the deal will be Netflix productions, with Mark Gordon of Entertainment One (eOne) along with Douglas Gresham and Vincent Sieber serving as executive producers for series and as producers for features. In total is Narnia books have sold more than 100 million copies and have been translated into more than 47 languages ​​worldwide. The agreement marks the first time that the rights to all seven books in Narnia series have been held by the same company.

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At the ticket office, the Narnia franchise has taken in nearly $1.6 billion worldwide with three feature films: 2005’s The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeThe 2008s Prince Caspian, and the 2010s The Voyager of the Dawn Treader.

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