Greta Gerwig Expresses Fear Over Directing Upcoming ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ Movies
Renowned filmmaker Greta Gerwig is embarking on her most significant endeavor to date, entering the realm of blockbusters with Warner Bros.’ “Barbie.” However, as she prepares to follow this doll-centric adventure, she finds herself both excited and apprehensive about her next project: delving into “The Chronicles of Narnia.”
Gerwig is currently attached to direct two films for Netflix, based on C.S. Lewis’ Narnia book franchise. In an interview with Total Film, she admitted feeling uncertain about how she would approach the enchanting world of Narnia compared to her take on “Barbie.” She stated, “I haven’t even really started wrapping my arms around it. But I’m properly scared of it, which feels like a good place to start.” Gerwig believes that being scared is a positive sign, and it keeps her grounded in the creative process. She added, “I think when I’m scared, it’s always a good sign. Maybe when I stop being scared, it’ll be like, ‘Okay. Maybe I shouldn’t do that one.’ No, I’m terrified of it. It’s extraordinary. And so we’ll see, I don’t know.”
Beyond her current Narnia projects, Gerwig expressed her desire to explore various cinematic avenues throughout her career. She aspires to tackle both large-scale and intimate projects, finding excitement in the prospect of working on another grand canvas while acknowledging the daunting aspect of it.
Though specific details about Gerwig’s Narnia films are scarce, it may take some time before production commences due to ongoing industry strikes. Nevertheless, if her Narnia projects do come to fruition at Netflix, it will mark a significant return for the beloved franchise on the silver screen.
The Narnia series has a storied history on film. The first adaptation, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” was released by Disney in 2005, achieving considerable box office success. A sequel, “Prince Caspian,” followed three years later. Then, in 2010, “Voyage of the Dawn Treader” hit theaters under 20th Century Fox’s banner after Disney’s departure from the project.
After “Voyage,” fans eagerly awaited more adaptations, with four remaining Narnia books yet to be brought to life. A deal at TriStar to adapt “The Silver Chair” was in the works in 2017, but things changed when Netflix acquired the franchise rights in 2018, intending to produce their own films and TV series. The announcement of Gerwig’s involvement in the Narnia films only came recently, leaving fans curious about which remaining books she will adapt and signaling that a new battle with the White Witch is on the horizon.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Chronicles of Narnia
Who is Greta Gerwig?
Greta Gerwig is an acclaimed film director known for her work on various projects, and she is now preparing to direct films based on “The Chronicles of Narnia” book franchise.
What is her upcoming project?
Greta Gerwig’s upcoming project is directing two films for Netflix based on the beloved Narnia books created by C.S. Lewis.
How does Greta Gerwig feel about directing “The Chronicles of Narnia” films?
Greta Gerwig expressed both excitement and fear about directing the Narnia films. She considers being scared a positive sign and believes it keeps her grounded in the creative process.
What other project is she currently working on?
Before diving into Narnia, Greta Gerwig is preparing for the release of “Barbie,” a blockbuster film produced by Warner Bros.
What is the status of the Narnia films’ production?
As of now, specific details about the Narnia films are limited, and production may be delayed due to ongoing industry strikes.
Has there been any previous adaptation of “The Chronicles of Narnia” books?
Yes, there have been previous adaptations. Notably, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” was released by Disney in 2005, followed by “Prince Caspian” and “Voyage of the Dawn Treader.”
How did Netflix get involved in the Narnia franchise?
Netflix acquired the Narnia franchise rights in 2018, leading to their plans for producing their own films and TV series based on the book series.
Which Narnia book will Greta Gerwig adapt?
It’s currently unclear which specific Narnia book Greta Gerwig will adapt for her films, but fans are eagerly anticipating further updates.
More about Chronicles of Narnia
- Greta Gerwig’s IMDb Page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1950086/
- Netflix Official Website: https://www.netflix.com/
- “The Chronicles of Narnia” Books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=the+chronicles+of+narnia+books
- “The Chronicles of Narnia” Movie Series on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0363771/
- Warner Bros. Official Website: https://www.warnerbros.com/
- C.S. Lewis Official Website: https://www.cslewis.com/