Netflix executive Scott Stuber has made a surprising reveal about “Barbie” director/co-writer Greta Gerwig’s new two-film adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic fantasy novel series “The Chronicles of Narnia”.

News broke in July that Gerwig had set a deal a year ago that would see her write and direct at least two movies based on the books. The first of these is targeting a production start next year.

The biggest questions lingering over the project are what book or books they would adapt, and whether it would be a continuation of the three prior films from 2005-2010, or tackle an unadapted work such as “The Silver Chair”.

Speaking with Variety, Stuber answered those questions with a surprising reveal – the plan is to take the arc of the entire seven book series and adapt it for the screen – effectively compressing it into one story:

“Obviously, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is kind of the preeminent one, but there’s such an interesting narrative form [to the Narnia series] if you read all of them. And so that’s what she’s working on now with [producer] Amy Pascal and trying to figure out how they can break the whole arc of all of it.”

He adds Gerwig grew up in a Christian background and the books are very much based in Christianity so it’s likely the films won’t shy away from that aspect.

The cast for the project has not yet been announced. 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 that have sold more than 100 million copies.

Source: Variety

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