2005’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was pretty bloody good, and featured Ray Winstone as a beaver who I’m certain, at one point, wears chainmail. The perfect film.
But things went pretty downhill after that, with Prince Caspian being absolutely average and absolutely no-one seeing The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
With that, Disney stopped making Narnia films and no-one really noticed.
Well, with all of their millions of pounds of debt, Netflix want to bring the stories back to our screens, hiring Coco co-writer Matthew Aldrich to take charge of the stories.
“Aldrich will work across both series and film and serve as a creative architect on all projects under the deal [and] develop stories from across the Narnia universe.”
Interestingly, the Netflix series will consist of both films and shows and thus far, it’s unknown how faithful they will remain the the source material.
Hopefully not that much, since the original Chronicles of Narnia books are essentially a ‘My first Bible’ set. They are fun stories though, and you can’t go wrong with a lion running around, talking like he knows what’s up and telling kids to fight in wars.
Remember in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe when Father Christmas shows up and gives four literal children weapons so they can bear arms in a bloody and gruesome war? Seems a bit off, doesn’t it?
We’ll keep you updated with further Netflix Narnia news if and when we get it.
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