The Narnia franchise is down but not totally out after a disappointing critical and commercial return on 2010’s The Voyage of the Dawn Treader adaptation.
After a few years of haggling, the next adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia (which certainly needs no introduction around these parts) is truly underway, and with a great director to boot.
Joe Johnston has helmed Captain America: The First Avenger, The Rocketeer, Jumanji, October Sky and other reliably solid family fare. Now he’ll be handling directorial duties here, working with a script from David Magee, who adapted Life of Pi and Finding Neverland.