Jurassic Park 3 director Joe Johnston to helm The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair

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Apr,27 2017 17:09 36 IST

Los Angeles: Joe Johnston, who directed Captain America: The First Avenger, is on board to helm the revival of CS Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia series, titled The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair.

Joe Johnston. Twitter

Joe Johnston. Twitter

Life of Pi scribe David Magee will adapt the script based on Lewis's novels, reports variety.com. TriStar Pictures will co-produce the project with Mark Gordon, Douglas Gresham, Vincent Sieber and Melvin Adams.

"Joe is a wonderful storyteller who is equally at home in the biggest franchises and the most intimate character pieces. CS Lewis' story is iconic and epic, but also tender, personal, and emotional, he's the perfect choice to bring The Silver Chair to the screen," Gordon said.

The Narnia franchise includes The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The first two films were distributed by Disney, while the third instalment was released by Fox.

Johnston is best known for directing Jumanji of 1995, starring Robin Williams, and Captain America: The First Avenger of 2011. His other directorial credits include Jurassic Park III, The Wolfman, October Sky and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.