Netflix has announced plans to develop “new series and film projects” based on C.S. Lewis’s ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ book series.
Netflix has already adapted popular books into new TV shows and films such as To All The Boys I Loved Before movie and the upcoming Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series, which is based on Archie Comics.
The deal is touted as a huge investment because it marks the first time that one company has the rights to all of the seven books in the series. However, details on the number of films or series to be released is still unknown.
As per a report in Deadline, Netflix wants to build a Narnia cinematic universe similar to Marvel’s superhero franchise.
The seven Narnia books have sold more than 100 million copies, and have been translated into more than 47 languages. The books have been adapted into many different forms, from stage plays to radio shows, but the most popular adaption of the books were the films released in the 2000s.
Here’s the chronology of the movies:
2005 – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
2008 – Prince Caspian
2010 – The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
All the three movies got about $1.5 billion worldwide. A fourth film was scheduled to start filming later this year, with a release date in somewhere 2019.
Are you guys excited?