Officially announced for development in October, the fourth big screen adventure set in C.S. Lewis’ fantastic world of Narnia has found a screenwriter. Variety is reporting that David Magee, best known for his recent Life of Pi will script The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair.
The book, which features the return of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader‘s Eustace Scrubb (played by Will Poulter in the 2010 adaotation), is described as follows on the official C.S. Lewis site:
Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, a noble band of friends is sent to rescue a prince held captive. But their mission to Underland brings them face-to-face with an evil more beautiful and more deadly than they ever expected.
Adaptations of the the first three Narnia films (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) have, combined, grossed over $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office.
Mark Gordon and Douglas Gresham along with Vincent Sieber, the LA based Director of The C.S. Lewis Company, will serve as producers and work with The Mark Gordon Company on developing the script for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair. Michele Wolkoff and Sara Smith will oversee for The Mark Gordon Company.