Netflix badly wants Greta Gerwig to direct the first two films in its upcoming Chronicles of Narnia reboot.
According to What’s on Netflix, the streamer is eyeing Gerwig to direct the first two installments in its Narnia reboot. It’s unclear which of the seven Narnia children’s novels the films would adapt, although the obvious choices would be The Magician’s Nephew and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe — chronologically the first two stories in the C.S. Lewis series.
Gerwig is best known for directing the films Lady Bird, Frances Ha, Little Women, and the upcoming Barbie.
Netflix first announced reboot plans for Narnia in 2018. Not much progress has been made since then, although the streamer did hire Matthew Aldrich in 2019 to oversee Narnia‘s film and television universe.
The Chronicles of Narnia were previously adapted into three live-action films with Disney (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in 2005 and Prince Caspian in 2008) and Fox (The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in 2010). An adaptation of The Silver Chair languished in development hell for about eight years before the rights were revealed to have gone to Netflix.
No word yet on when the Narnia films will debut on the streaming service. We’ll keep you posted.
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