As of yesterday (July 4, 2017) an apparently leaked press release relating to the new Silver Chair film has been doing the rounds. Its original source is unclear but it seems to have been first posted by TheAbandoning on Reddit. The name “Sony” appears at the top of the document but there is no other indication that it genuinely comes from them. Our friends at Narniaweb have investigated and determined the document to be a forgery.
The press release suggests that filming on The Silver Chair is scheduled for a five month period, starting in November and being shot in the North and South Islands of New Zealand, where we have previously seen Narnia come to life. Weta Digital is also announced as returning to do the armor for the upcoming movie.
Among other things, new talents were announced such as makeup artist Joel Harlow, composer Thomas Newman, as well as casting directors Nina Gold and Theo Park.
You can read the false press release as posted on Reddit here.
For officially confirmed information relating to The Silver Chair film, please consult previous articles and announcements in The Lion’s Call news category.
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At CineEurope, in Barcelona, eOne (EntertainmentOne) seized the chance to mention Narnia. On the fourth day of the event, eOne showcased their upcoming projects, The Silver Chair being one of them. Being as early in the works as it is, there was no footage shown for the film, as of yet. However, any news is good news, especially when eOne has taken this opportunity to bring the public’s attention back to Narnia.
For more information about this event and eOne’s newest projects, check out the article over at The Hollywood Reporter (Caution is advised in following outgoing links. The Lion’s Call is in no way affiliated with The Hollywood Reporter.)
Announced yesterday on Facebook was a chance to ask your questions to the Joe Johnston, the director of the Silver Chair.
Joe Johnston is ready to hear from Narnia fans! Do you have a question you’d like to ask him about The Chronicles of Narnia, The Silver Chair, filmmaking, art, or storytelling? If so, post it below or write us a message.
To ask your questions or to find out more about it, look for the Joe Johnston Sketchbook page on Facebook or click the link here.
It seems like Narnia fans have been waiting for this piece of news for some time. The Official Narnia Facebook page has announced The Silver Chair’s director: Joe Johnston. If his name sounds familiar, you may know him from his work directing Captain America, along with other films such as Jumanji, Jurassic Park 3, and Hidalgo.
To read the full announcement, head over to the official Facebook page here!
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The long anticipated film adaptation of The Chronicles of Narnia book, The Silver Chair has received a new injection of funding as TriStar Pictures joins The Mark Gordon Company and eOne as part of the production team to finance the film. TriStar is a production company belonging to Sony that focuses on literary projects and has produced films such as Hook (1991), Matilda (1996), and Oliver Twist (2005) and War Room (2015). We will also see Sony joining eOne as distributors for the film. This is very exciting news considering that things have been quiet regarding the development of the film in recent months. Last we heard, the script was in its final stages of development. The addition of an established production company should be good news as it will bring in additional funding for the film.
For more information, you can read the official announcement here.