Joe Johnston roped in to direct new 'Narnia' movie

| Updated: Apr 28, 2017 15:02 IST

Los Angeles [USA], Apr 28 (ANI): The magical world of Narnia has finally found its director. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Joe Johnston , the director behind the original 'Jumanji,' has been tapped to direct the next 'Narnia' movie named, 'The Silver Chair.' The movie will be a revival of C.S. Lewis' 'Chronicles of Narnia' series. The film will take place after the events of 'The Voyage of the Dawn Treader'. The story will begin with the Caspian's son, the prince, going missing, leading Aslan the lion to send Eustace Scrubb - who was played by Will Poulter in 2010's Dawn Treader- and his boarding school classmate Jill Pope in search of the missing monarch. David Magee, the writer responsible for the book-to-screen adaptations of 'Life of Pi' and 'Finding Neverland,' will write the script. TriStar, the Mark Gordon Company and Entertainment One will finance the adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel. Gordon will produce alongside C.S. Lewis' stepson Douglas Gresham, Vincent Sieber and Melvin Adams. (ANI)