The Chronicles of Narnia will Continue with The Silver Chair

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For fans of the Narnia series wondering if the series was dead after the disappointing Voyage of the Dawn Treader, fear not.  The CS Lewis Company released the below press release today announcing that it is partnering with The Mark Gordon Company to continue work on the series with The Silver Chair.  This would be the first step of many to bring Aslan’s land back to the big screen.  Personally, I think The Magician’s Nephew, a prequel to The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe that features familiar characters from the first film would be the best road to continuing, but who knows?  I loved the first movie, thought the second was pretty good considering the book is weak, and hated the third film.  What do you think about returning to Narnia?

The C.S. Lewis Company has entered into an agreement with The Mark Gordon Company to jointly develop and produce The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, the fourth book published in C.S. Lewis’ famed fantasy series. The announcement was made today by The C.S. Lewis Company.

Mark Gordon stated, “Like many readers, both young and old, I am a huge fan of C.S. Lewis’s beautiful and allegorical world of Narnia. These fantasy stories inspire real-world passion among millions of devoted fans around the world. As we prepare to bring the next book to life, we are humbled and excited to contribute to the outstanding legacy of Narnia.”

Douglas Gresham, stepson of C.S. Lewis stated, “I have a great deal of respect for Mark Gordon’s work and am confident that together we can bring the beauty and magical delight that Narnia engenders in the hearts of those who read the books to the screen in ‘The Silver Chair.’ I am very much looking forward to diving once more into Narnia, this time with Mark Gordon and his team.”

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. Michele Wolkoff and Sara Smith will oversee for The Mark Gordon Company.

Vincent Sieber stated, “We are very excited by this partnership and to be able to work on this movie from its earliest conception on such a collaborative basis. It gives us the opportunity to develop a script and then produce a film with some of the most talented industry professionals whilst remaining completely faithful to this much loved book.”

The first three Narnia films combined have grossed over $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office.

A classic series of seven novels that have sold over 100 million copies worldwide, C.S. Lewis’ “The Chronicles of Narnia” began with the publication of “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” in 1950. Six more novels (including the prequel, “The Magician’s Nephew,” and the sequels, “The Horse and His Boy,” “Prince Caspian,” “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” “The Silver Chair” and “The Last Battle”) would follow in the next six years. The final title in the series, “The Last Battle,” was awarded the highest mark of excellence in children’s literature, the prestigious Carnegie Award.

Four New Banners for The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug

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If the awesomeness of the second trailer wasn’t enough to sate your appetite for Middle Earth, here are four new banners for the film featuring Bilbo and the Dwarves, Thranduil, Gandalf and Bard the Bowman.

The second part of Peter Jackson’s new trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. It hits theaters December 13th.
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First Clip from the Arrow Season 2 Premiere

Wall Street Journal has just debuted the first clip from season 2 of The CW’s Arrow and it features some characters taking an unexpected journey to an interesting place. Here’s the full synopsis for the first episode:

Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) travel to Lian Yu in search of Oliver (Stephen Amell) who left Starling City after The Undertaking. Convinced to return home, Oliver finds that things are in worse shape than he thought – Isabel Rochev (guest star Summer Glau) is preparing a hostile takeover of Queen Consolidated, Thea (Willa Holland) refuses to visit Moira (Susanna Thompson) in jail, Roy (Colton Haynes) is trying to fill the void left by the Arrow’s absence, and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) is working with the District Attorney’s office to take down the vigilante. Meanwhile, flashbacks to the island show Slade (Manu Bennett), Shado (guest star Celina Jade) and Oliver in a desperate situation.

Man how many land mines did the Japanese leave on that island !?!  I love Arrow.  I think it’s the best live-action show DC has ever done by far and the producers have a five-year plan for these character arcs.  The season finale was crushing and I can’t wait to see what the future brings for these characters.  I especially loved Slade Wilson/Deathstroke’s arc and how that is building slowly.

Arrow Season 2 premieres on Wednesday, October 9th at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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Trailer Time: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer #2 (2013)

Behold it! The second trailer for the second movie in the second trilogy of Middle Earth films. TIS AN OMEN! I cannot look up on it, lets its awesomeness leave me destroyed. HOBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBITSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

The second part of Peter Jackson’s new trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. It hits theaters December 13.
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Giant Hunger Games Catching Fire Photo Gallery and Final Poster

Jennifer Lawrence, Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Hunger Games Catching FireGiven the sheer mass of posters that accompany all movies now, I’m not entirely sure that I believe that this is the last Hunger Games Catching Fire poster six weeks away from opening, but that’s the claim.  To accompany it, we have scads of images and character portraits from the November 22nd middle chapter of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Game series.
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