With Netflix currently making plans for movie and series takes on The Chronicles of Narnia, now comes an update on who’ll be developing these projects for the on-demand streaming service.
Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, Coco co-writer Matthew Aldrich has been brought in to head-up the creative side of things for all things Narnia.
If you remember, last year saw Netflix pick up the rights to the seven-novel world created by C.S. Lewis. At that point, it was confirmed that the streaming juggernaut had plans to develop both films and a TV series based around the property.
For those of you who saw Coco, you’ll certainly agree that the family-friendly Disney Pixar offering was an utterly beautiful film full of emotion, humour and plenty of undead action. In fact, the feature would nab an Oscar for Best Animated Picture in addition to taking home an impressive $800 million at the box office.
This will be far from the first time that The Chronicles of Narnia have been brought to life, of course. C.S. Lewis’ written adventures began life back in 1950 with the beloved The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, and six further novels would follow. Plentiful live-action, animated and radio adaptations have happened over the subsequent decades, with the BBC’s late ‘80s series and the movie franchise of the 2000s likely the best known.
Set in the mystical, magical realm of Narnia, The Chronicles of Narnia’s seven books comprise all kinds of fantastical, wonderous and outright evil characters and creatures, with children from our very real world being thrust into the delights and dangers of Narnia.
As ever, expect more on Netflix’s Narnia plans as they continue to develop.