Director Joe Johnston best known for helming the Marvel Cinematic Universe film “Captain America: The First Avenger” and the cult classic “The Rocketeer” will be in charge of bringing back the wonders of fantasy author C.S. Lewis, who penned the seven books series The Chronicles of Narnia.
Johnston has been tapped by the studio to direct “The Silver Chair”, from a script by the sitxth book in the series, which was adapted by Oscar nonimated screenwriter David Magee, who previously adapted the book “The Life of Pi”.
Previosuly three of the books have been adpated for modern audiecences, “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe”, “The Voyage of Dawn Treader” and “Prince Caspian”. With each the film box office returns became less and less forcing Walden Medai, the studio that produced the films to hold shelve them for awhile.
The next film “The Silver Chair” has not been slated for a release date yet.