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Narnia film The Silver Chair is set for the big screen

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Narnia film The Silver Chair is set for the big screen

New 'Chronicles of Narnia' film 'The Silver Chair' has received studio backing.

The film looks a step closer to making it to the big screen after Tristar and Entertainment One signed on for the picture, Deadline has reported.

They have joined The Mark Gordon Company and The C.S. Lewis Company to make the film based on the cherished C.S Lewis books a reality.

Film producer 59-year-old Mark Gordon announced back in January that he was planning a new series of films based on the fantasy novels, and is excited that the two new studios are on board to bring this latest chapter of the series to the world.

Gordon said of the partnership: "Developing this project with The C.S. Lewis Company has been immensely exciting and a real joy. We are so pleased to team up with our good friends at TriStar and our partners at eOne to introduce this new, magical chapter of the Narnia franchise to fans around the world, both old and new."

He was joined by Tristar head Hannah Minghella who echoed his sentiments and said the film was part of a wider project by Tristar to bring literary adaptations to the masses.

Minghella said: "Reading 'The Chronicles of Narnia' was one of the formative experiences of my childhood, just as it has been for children around the world for generations. To have the opportunity to bring new life to the Narnia films with a new creative team is a career highlight.

"Our mission is to build TriStar Pictures as a home for filmmaker-driven literary and commercial movies, and this film represents a huge step forward for us. We're thrilled to be working with Mark, Doug, Melvin, Vincent, and David as we adapt 'The Silver Chair.'"

'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe', featuring Aslan the lion, was released back in 2005 followed by 'Prince Caspian' in 2008 and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in '2010' - and they collectively grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide.