Greta Gerwig, the talented filmmaker behind the critically acclaimed films such as “Lady Bird” and “Little Women,” is set to embark on an enchanting new cinematic adventure. Following her upcoming Barbie movie with Warner Bros., Gerwig has now been attached to direct a feature film adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ beloved book series, “The Chronicles of Narnia,” for Netflix. This exciting collaboration comes after Netflix acquired the film and TV rights to the Narnia series back in 2018.
Greta Gerwig Rumored to Direct Narnia Movie as Netflix Expands Franchise
Speculation is abound that Greta Gerwig, acclaimed director of “Lady Bird” and “Little Women,” may be helming a Narnia movie for Netflix. Reports suggest that Gerwig, who previously collaborated with Netflix on “White Noise,” has inked a deal to direct two films in C.S. Lewis’ Narnia franchise, as part of Mattel’s Hollywood ambitions. Although no official confirmation has been made, Netflix’s acquisition of the Narnia rights in 2018 sets the stage for potential adaptations.
Gerwig’s involvement further enhances the anticipation, as she continues to make waves in bigger-budget filmmaking and adaptation projects. Her current project, “Barbie,” is generating an expected North American box office debut of around $80 million.
Netflix Expands Franchise Goals with Roald Dahl Acquisitions
Netflix has been expanding its franchise ambitions by acquiring the Roald Dahl Story Company. As part of this effort, they released a movie musical adaptation of Dahl’s “Matilda” and completed an adaptation of “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar” directed by Wes Anderson, tapping into the timeless appeal of Roald Dahl’s stories.
As Netflix continues to expand its franchise ambitions, viewers can look forward to more enchanting adaptations and imaginative tales in the future.