Whether you’re a fan of the C.S. Lewis classic books, or the first movie adaptation, or the second … there’s ALL the reason to get excited for the all-new adaptation that is now in the works at Netflix HQ.
The initial deal was announced in October last year, but it has been largely hush-hush since then. While there is no release date as yet, we do know that Netflix plans to make the most of its Narnia acquisition, and roll out its series over multiple years.
It’s a BIG deal
The deal is the first time one sole company has ever been given the rights to all seven books – in the past Disney and Walden Media were only allowed access to parts of the story – The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005), Prince Caspian (2008), and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010).
That’s right, Netflix will be starting from the very beginning (which we assume means The Magician’s Nephew, first released in 1955.)
The man for the job
Screenwriter Matthew Aldrich, the talented man behind Coco, has been granted the task of translating these epic tales onto our small screens – and we’re excited to see what he comes up with.
“Aldrich will work across both series and film and serve as a creative architect on all projects under the deal,” a Netflix release shared – which has us a tad confused. I guess we’ll soon find out if Netflix plans on staying faithful to the original stories, or if they will get creative with the world of characters C.S. Lewis created.
Fingers crossed we’ll be seeing Aslan and Mr Tumnus again before we know it!