Netflix executive Scott Stuber says “Barbie” director/co-writer Greta Gerwig’s new two-film adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic fantasy novel series “The Chronicles of Narnia” is targeting a production start in 2024.

Speaking with Collider this week, he says: “Well, I think people know that we’re aspirationally trying to get Greta Gerwig’s [The Chronicles of] Narnia together and get that movie, which will be next year.”

Back in July came the news that Gerwig set a deal back in November last year that will see her write and direct at least two movies based on the books. It’s not yet clear which books will be adapted.

What’s also uncertain is if this will be a continuation of the three prior films from 2005-2010, or tackle one of the unadapted works like “The Magician’s Nephew” or “The Silver Chair”.

Netflix took over the franchise in 2018 when it announced plans to team up with The C.S. Lewis Company in a multi-year deal to produce series and movies based on the books.

A year later, “Coco” co-writer Matthew Alrich came onboard as as a creative architect to oversee all development moving forward. The Narnia books have sold more than 100 million copies and have been translated into more than 47 languages worldwide.

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