Greta Gerwig has secured a deal with Netflix
Filmmaker and actress Greta Gerwig’s new project based on “The Chronicles of Narnia” will begin production next year. Netflix film boss Scott Stuber shared an update with fans in an interview with Collider. Greta has agreed with Netflix to write and direct two films based on The Chronicles of Narnia.
About Greta’s adaptation of The Chronicles of Narnia
Well, I think people know that we’re aspirationally trying to put [The Chronicles of] Greta Gerwig’s Narnia together and get that movie out next year,” Collider quoted Scott as saying. However, not much is known about how Greta is adapting CS Lewis’ books to on-screen format.
What Greta had to say about the franchise earlier this year
In July, Greta spoke to Total Film about The Chronicles of Narnia. She said: “I haven’t really embraced it yet. But I have a proper fear of it, which seems like a good place to start. I think when I’m scared, that’s always a good sign.” Maybe when I stop worrying, it’ll be like, “Okay. Maybe I shouldn’t do this.” No, I’m terrified of it. It is extraordinary. So we’ll see, I don’t know.”
About the Chronicles of Narnia
The first big screen adaptation of the book, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, was released in 2005 by Disney. The film grossed nearly $750 million worldwide. Three years later, Disney released a sequel, Prince Caspian. A third film, Voyage of the Dawn Treader, released in 2010.
Netflix acquired the rights to all seven books in the Chronicles of Narnia series in 2018. It was the first time a single company acquired the entire franchise. Mark Gordon, Douglas Gresham and Vincent Sieber will executive produce the Narnia projects.
The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven portal fantasy novels by British author CS Lewis. It takes place in the fictional realm of Narnia, a fantasy world of magic, mythical animals and talking animals. It tells the adventures of four children who play central roles in the unfolding history of the Narnian world.
Greta began her career working with Joe Swanberg on films such as Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007) and Nights and Weekends (2008). As a solo filmmaker, she wrote and directed Lady Bird (2017) and Little Women (2019). Her latest fantasy comedy Barbie (2023) became the first film by an independent director to gross more than $1 billion worldwide.