All the streaming giants are scrambling to rehash the accomplishment of Game of Thrones.
As HBO’s stunning achievement reaches an end, Amazon is digging Tolkein’s work for their new Lord of the Rings series. They have additionally declared they will handle Robert Jordan’s mammoth 14-book Wheel of Time fantasy epic.
Today there was a major announcement from Netflix that they will adapt CS Lewis’ famous Narnia books into numerous movies and series.
This is additionally the first time the rights to every one of the seven books have been held by one organization.
The most renowned book – The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – has been adapted before, and the last film was 2010’s The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
A movie based on The Silver Chair was announced in 2013 with producer Mark Gordon collaborating with Lewis’ grandson Douglas Gresham.
Both have now become part of the new Netflix venture which will make new adaptations of each of the seven books.
The Netflix declaration stated:
“CS Lewis’ beloved Chronicles of Narnia stories have resonated with generations of readers around the world. Families have fallen in love with characters like Aslan and the entire world of Narnia, and we’re thrilled to be their home for years to come.”
Gordon added: “It is wonderful to know that folks from all over are looking forward to seeing more of Narnia, and that the advances in production and distribution technology have made it possible for us to make Narnian adventures come to life all over the world.”
Fans responded with delight to the news with a standout amongst the most widely recognized remarks focusing on expectations that Neeson would repeat his part as the voice of the lion Aslan. Numerous others trust that the neat and tidy nature of the stories won’t be modernized for the fairly more common tastes of groups of fans today.
The first books were imbued with Lewis’ very own profoundly held Christian convictions with Aslan being the equivalent of Jesus. The latest film adaptations were made by Walden Media, which is owned by Christian conservative Philip Anschutz, who needed the movies to pass on a solid christian values.
It will be interesting to see which route Netflix takes, especially since it wants to compete with Game of Thrones and the upcoming Lord of the Rings series. No other details have been revealed yet, but we can maybe expect the first iteration to hit Netflix around the same time as the Game of Thrones Prequel and the Lord of the Ring Series. Maybe sometime in 2020? We can only hope.