Back in 2005, parents and children alike rushed down to their local cinemas to watch a story that was long overdue for being turned into a high-budgeted, live-action film.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe was a genuinely very good film that genuinely looked like it was going to give the Harry Potter franchise a run for its money.
Then Prince Caspian came out, followed by the instantly forgettable Voyage of the Dawn Treader and everyone was all like “pfft. Fun whilst it lasted, I guess” and that was that.
Since then we haven’t heard Liam Neeson’s velvety voice come out of a lion’s mouth and we haven’t seen Skandar Keynes’s Edmund constantly do bad things and then redeeming himself one way or another.
Salvation, though, as it’s been confirmed that the series will be rebooted withThe Silver Chair. In the books, the Silver Chair is set decades later than Voyage of the Dawn Treader (VOTTD) but only a year in London. Prince Caspian in now and old man and his son,Prince Rilian, his only heir, has gone missing. Aslan sendsEustace Scrubb (who was played Will Poulter in VOTTD) and his class mate Jill Pole to sort it out.
No one really knows anything about the film adaptation at the present. Whether or not the cast will be rebooted altogether is a mystery although it seems unlikely that Will Poulter (who’s like a proper star now) would come back.
As for the rest of the orginal child cast, they’d all be too old and aren’t even written into the story.Skandar Keynes has quit acting and become a political adviser after graduating from Cambridge…
And Georgie Henley is apparently working on something called Access All Areas.I used to seriously fancy her (which is OK because she’s a month or so older than me)…
Anyway. Narnia’s back. That’s cool. It should be magical… be weird if it wasn’t.
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