In early July 2023, after several months of rumours, an article by The New Yorker confirmed that Greta Gerwig I would traverse the magical wardrobe and enter a world of fantasy. The filmmaker currently in the spotlight with her phenomenal film Barbie has been committed to writing and directing at least two films The chronicles of Narniabased on the novel series of the same name by CS Lewis.
In 2018, Netflix acquired the rights to this literary saga with the aim of producing films and TV shows based on the seven books that make it up.
Greta Gerwig broke the silence about her participation this week The chronicles of Narnia. In an interview with the podcast Total movies (above Weekly entertainment), the Californian admitted that she was afraid to bring to the screens this great work of children’s literature, in which the protagonists are always children who have adventures in the magical land of Narnia, constantly under siege by the forces of evil.
“It scares me a lot, which I think is a good place to start,” the director said. “I think when I’m scared it’s always a good sign. When she’s no longer scared, maybe she’ll say, “Maybe I shouldn’t do that.” But no, it scares me. It’s extraordinary and exciting.
about the movies The chronicles of Narnia Both of the films he is directing will have the particularity of being the first in his filmography to be classified under the epic fantasy subgenre. Previously, Gerwig was responsible for the comedy Barbie (2023), Drama little woman (2019), the grow up Lady Bird (2017) and the tape In the naturalist nights and weekends (2008).
“I hope to do all sorts of films in the time I have to make films. That’s a lot of time, but it’s also limited,” he added. I want to do things big and small and everything in between. Having another big screen is both exciting and daunting.”
Before Netflix, Disney was responsible for showing us the way to Narnia. Between 2005 and 2010, the House of Mouse released three films based on the CS Lewis books: The lion, the witch and the wardrobe, Prince Caspian And The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
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On the other hand, Total movies He asked Gerwig if she would be interested in directing a James Bond film. In response, the Oscar nominee said, “We’re sticking with some lions and some dolls for now,” implying that she’s so engrossed in Narnia and Barbie that there’s no room for spies at the moment. But “You never know, I really like her” [la productora] Barbara Broccoli,” the director confirmed.
Barbiestarring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling is currently showing in Mexican cinemas.