I know everyone is probably wondering what on earth is going on, and I haven’t seen much about this on here, so I thought I’d do a little update.
Here’s what we know:
- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader did well overseas but performed poorly in the United States.
- In May 2011, Walden Media president Micheal Flaherty said that they were hoping to make The Magician’s Nephew next, but nothing was final and no script existed.
- In September, NarniaWeb posted a story explaining that negotiations had stalled, and that Walden’s contract had expired.
- In October, Douglas Gresham (co-producer, C. S. Lewis’ stepson) said in an interview he hoped to be able to start production on another film in “three or four years time.”
- Walden Media no longer owns the option to the Narnia film rights. By law, a certain period of time must pass before the C.S. Lewis Estate can sell those rights again. Douglas Gresham’s comments seem to indicate that the moratorium period will end in 2014 or 2015. Then, the rights can be optioned again.
We’ll just have to wait and see…. meanwhile, read the books again! Watch the BBC specials! Have a movie marathon! Listen to the Radio Theatre adaptations! Further up and further in:)