Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Movie Talk
Reload this Page >

The Chronicles of Narnia being made into new movies by Netflix

Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

The Chronicles of Narnia being made into new movies by Netflix

Old 10-03-18, 09:39 AM
  #1  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 45,351
Likes: 0
Received 4,692 Likes on 3,179 Posts
The Chronicles of Narnia being made into new movies by Netflix

Break out the Turkish Delight, Netflix is taking on The Chronicles of Narnia.

The streaming service is adapting the beloved fantasy franchise into new films based on the seven fantasy novels that launched with C.S. Lewis’ 1950 novel The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

“It is wonderful to know that folks from all over are looking forward to seeing more of Narnia, and that the advances in production and distribution technology have made it possible for us to make Narnian adventures come to life all over the world,” said Douglas Gresham, stepson of C.S. Lewis, in a statement released by Netflix. “Netflix seems to be the very best medium with which to achieve this aim, and I am looking forward to working with them towards this goal.”

It’s not yet clear how many pieces of content will be produced and what form they will take. Producer Mark Gordon describes “multiple productions” and “both stellar feature-length and episodic programming.” Gordon added, “Narnia is one of those rare properties that spans multiple generations and geographies.”

The Narnia books have been adapted several times before, most recently by Disney for three films — 2005’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, 2008’s Prince Caspian, and 2010’s The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. A film version of the fourth book in the saga, The Silver Chair, was supposed to start filming this year under director Joe Johnston with Gordon producing, but it sounds like this deal is effectively overwriting that one.

“C.S. Lewis’ beloved Chronicles of Narnia stories have resonated with generations of readers around the world,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix. “Families have fallen in love with characters like Aslan and the entire world of Narnia, and we’re thrilled to be their home for years to come.”

One immediate concern of fans after the announcement was made was whether the Netflix versions would water down the books’ Christian themes — a frequent criticism of the titles distributed by Disney. “I do not trust Netflix to do justice for the series! They will be trying to take God out of it like other companies have [for other] Christian movies,” wrote one.

The move comes as HBO goes into the final season of the biggest televised fantasy title of all time, Game of Thrones, and Amazon is working on a prequel adaption of The Lord of the Rings.
https://ew.com/tv/2018/10/03/chronic...arnia-netflix/
Old 10-03-18, 10:19 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 45,374
Received 1,039 Likes on 823 Posts
Re: The Chronicles of Narnia being made into new movies by Netflix

I'd be cool with them finishing the series out, but I see no need to revisit material from the first two books again.

Old 10-03-18, 10:29 AM
  #3  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,829
Received 90 Likes on 77 Posts
Re: The Chronicles of Narnia being made into new movies by Netflix

Yeah I'd rather have seen The Silver Chair get done rather than redo what has already been done.
Old 10-03-18, 11:09 AM
  #4  
Political Exile
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 7,392
Received 485 Likes on 320 Posts
Re: The Chronicles of Narnia being made into new movies by Netflix

I bought the third movie in 3D but never watched it. Really enjoyed the first movie, but I think the problem with children's movie series like this is that the kids (mine in particular) grew up between the first movie's release (they were 10 and 12) to when the third movie came out. At least with Harry Potter, the cast was getting older and the tone of the movies were more adult to where several of the later movies were PG-13.
Old 10-03-18, 11:31 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Nick Danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 30,717
Received 1,496 Likes on 945 Posts
Re: The Chronicles of Narnia being made into new movies by Netflix

"Break out the Turkish Delight, Netflix is taking on The Chronicles of Narnia."

In the book, Turkish Delight tasted great at the first bite, got less tasty as you ate more of it, made you feel sick, and was addictive. It was a metaphor for consorting with evil that I understood when I was in fourth grade.

As an American, the stuff in the book is the only Turkish Delight I've ever seen. So the only association I have with Turkish Delight is that of evil.

Who wrote that headline?
Old 10-03-18, 12:50 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 19,696
Received 655 Likes on 453 Posts
Re: The Chronicles of Narnia being made into new movies by Netflix

Originally Posted by Nick Danger
As an American, the stuff in the book is the only Turkish Delight I've ever seen...
I feel like Turkish Delight is fairly readily available in American, even in the midwest where I grew up, although it's not commonly bought. Check your local grocery.

Otherwise, this looks like an interesting assortment:
Amazon Amazon

It's basically candy. The White Queen's was probably enchanted, but what you describe fits most candy: best at first bite, is addictive, can make you feel ill if you eat too much, etc.
Old 10-03-18, 12:54 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 19,696
Received 655 Likes on 453 Posts
Re: The Chronicles of Narnia being made into new movies by Netflix

For Chronicles of Narnia, you'd likely want to pump them out fast so the kids don't age too much, or possibly film them out of order a bit. I could also see them doing it more like a "TV series," like A Series of Unfortunate Events, where each book is told over a few episodes.
Old 10-03-18, 12:56 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,234
Received 15 Likes on 12 Posts
Re: The Chronicles of Narnia being made into new movies by Netflix

Originally Posted by Nick Danger
"Break out the Turkish Delight, Netflix is taking on The Chronicles of Narnia."

In the book, Turkish Delight tasted great at the first bite, got less tasty as you ate more of it, made you feel sick, and was addictive. It was a metaphor for consorting with evil that I understood when I was in fourth grade.

As an American, the stuff in the book is the only Turkish Delight I've ever seen. So the only association I have with Turkish Delight is that of evil.

Who wrote that headline?
I never made that connection at all. All I know is I wanted to try Turkish Delight as a kid so much. It was one of the things I remembered most from the series.
Old 10-04-18, 09:28 AM
  #9  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 5,808
Received 654 Likes on 482 Posts
Re: The Chronicles of Narnia being made into new movies by Netflix

Originally Posted by Nick Danger
As an American, the stuff in the book is the only Turkish Delight I've ever seen. So the only association I have with Turkish Delight is that of evil.
Originally Posted by Jay G.
I feel like Turkish Delight is fairly readily available in American, even in the midwest where I grew up, although it's not commonly bought. Check your local grocery.

Otherwise, this looks like an interesting assortment:
https://www.amazon.com/Delight-Marma...dp/B071691N5V/

It's basically candy. The White Queen's was probably enchanted, but what you describe fits most candy: best at first bite, is addictive, can make you feel ill if you eat too much, etc.
Originally Posted by Unclejosh
I never made that connection at all. All I know is I wanted to try Turkish Delight as a kid so much. It was one of the things I remembered most from the series.

I've been eating these . . .



. . . since childhood and assumed because Nestle made them they were probably available around the globe, even in the U.S., but now that I reflect on it, in all my near-constant travels there over the decades, I've never actually seen them on display.

Even though its processed nature probably means it's not 100% authentic Turkish Delight -- which is also a fairly common sight up here -- Big Turk tastes very much the same, only coated with chocolate to make it much more evil. You just haven't lived until you've had one. Or the real stuff, for that matter.
Old 10-04-18, 12:54 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 2,129
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Re: The Chronicles of Narnia being made into new movies by Netflix

Originally Posted by RichC2
I'd be cool with them finishing the series out, but I see no need to revisit material from the first two books again.
Agreed.
Old 11-14-22, 10:05 AM
  #11  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 45,351
Likes: 0
Received 4,692 Likes on 3,179 Posts
Re: The Chronicles of Narnia being made into new movies by Netflix

We may finally get some news about Netflix’s frontier into The Chronicles of Narnia. After four years of waiting, we’re hearing that Netflix is looking to kick off the franchise on Netflix with two movies and that Greta Gerwig is eyed to direct both.

We’ve had two waves of Narnia Netflix news thus far. Of course, the first round of news came in October 2018 when Netflix announced it was teaming up with The C.S. Lewis Company in a multi-year deal where they could produce series and movies based on the beloved books.

Then, just under a year later, Netflix announced that Matthew Alrich had boarded the franchise as a “creative architect” and oversee all development moving forward. The creative is best known for his work at Disney Pixar, including being the co-writer of Coco.

Since then, all has gone quiet aside from the occasional rumor or leak. That’s four years on from the initial announcement.

We first heard of some movement back in early 2021, however. We understand that Netflix reached out to various directors for a movie early in the year.

Fast forward to now, we’re hearing that Netflix will likely have Greta Gerwig directing the first two possible Narnia movies.

Netflix did not provide any comment for this story.

Gerwig is an esteemed actor and director behind Little Women, Lady Bird, Mistress America, and Frances Ha.

Later in 2022, Gerwig will be starring in White Noise as the character Babbette. The Netflix Original movie is scheduled to release on Netflix towards the end of December 2022 and receive a limited theatrical run.

Beyond White Noise, Gerwig serves as writer and director on Warner Bros.’s upcoming 2023 movie Barbie and is tapped as a writer on Disney’s live-action Snow White movie scheduled for release in 2024.

We don’t know exactly what movies will be directed by Gerwig or which books they’ll cover. Many have predicted that Netflix won’t stick to the book order, but there’s nothing concrete about that.
https://www.whats-on-netflix.com/new...-narnia-movie/
Old 11-14-22, 10:48 AM
  #12  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 44,538
Received 2,052 Likes on 1,582 Posts
Re: The Chronicles of Narnia being made into new movies by Netflix

What are the chances they actually get halfway through the books this time?
Old 11-14-22, 01:04 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
jjcool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: CT
Posts: 7,673
Received 129 Likes on 103 Posts
Re: The Chronicles of Narnia being made into new movies by Netflix

Originally Posted by fujishig
What are the chances they actually get halfway through the books this time?
Better if they don't remake the ones that have already been done.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.