C.S. Lewis fans may get to head back to Narnia soon. During a recent interview with Collider, Scott Stuber, head of Netflix film, revealed the streamer hopes to get the ball rolling on the upcoming adaptation soon.
“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,” Stuber said when asked what upcoming content subscribers can look forward to.
Gerwig notably wrote and directed Oscar-nominated features Lady Bird and Little Women (2019). She also recently co-wrote and directed the massive Barbie blockbuster starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. Back in July, The New Yorker confirmed Gerwig had been tapped by Netflix to direct two feature films in the Chronicles of Narnia series. According to Stuber, it appears this project is one Netflix hopes to move forward with soon.
Of course, like with all potential film and TV timelines these days, take this one with a grain of salt. With SAG-AFTRA still on strike, Netflix and the other studios in the AMPTP can only get so far with these new projects. So, we’ll see if Netflix’s enthusiasm for Narnia drives us any closer to a fair deal to end the strike.
In the same interview, Stuber mentioned that Netflix is currently aggressively pursuing IP to create content for the platform.
“We went out and got the C.S. Lewis library. We went out and got [Roald] Dahl, so we have an opportunity to make some of those animated features around Charlie and some of those great titles. We went out and got some of those video games,” Stuber said.
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