Netflix has signed a multi-year deal to adapt C.S Lewis’s series of classic children’s fantasy novels The Chronicles of Narnia.
Several TV and film projects are planned, although it’s not yet clear which will be made into which, with the aim of establishing a huge Marvel-like interconnected universe.
There’s also no word on potential casting, who will direct or any official release dates.
The financial aspect of Netflix's acquisition hasn't been revealed but it marks the first time that the rights to all seven books have been held by one company.
Disney previously adapted the second and probably most-known entry in the series The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe into a feature-length film back in 2005 which received excellent reviews and became a box office success, grossing $745 million.
Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader followed in 2008 and 2010 respectively, but didn’t do quite as well financially.
“C.S. Lewis' beloved Chronicles Of Narnia stories have resonated with generations of readers around the world,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix.
“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.”
Source: The Telegraph