Publications have reported Greta Gerwig’s involvement in the franchise
Director Greta Gerwig is yet to handle another milestone project after Warner Bros.’ highly anticipated movie, “Barbie.”
While an official announcement has yet to be made, there has been a rumor that Greta is involved in a Narnia project. The New Yorker also reported that she has a deal to direct two films within C.S. Lewis’ Narnia franchise.
Netflix acquired the film and TV rights to “The Chronicles of Narnia” book series in 2018. At the time, the company had expressed its excitement about being the home of such beloved characters.
However, since its acquisition, the streaming platform has yet to announce any specific project related to the book series.
Netflix has been actively pursuing franchise ambitions and acquiring intellectual property to support its efforts, including the Roald Dahl Story Company. Netflix recently released a musical movie adaptation of Dahl’s “Matilda.” Wes Anderson has also completed filming an adaptation of “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar.”
Before Netflix, Disney produced adaptations of the “Narnia” novels, including “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” and “Prince Caspian.” In 2010, Fox released “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.”
Once Greta is confirmed to direct “The Chronicles of Narnia” on Netflix, the project is added to the list of movie adaptations she directed.
She first gained recognition for her directorial debut with “Lady Bird,” which received multiple Oscar nominations. She also directed an adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” for Sony.