Director of ‘Barbie’ plans big and bold ‘Narnia’ reboot

Director of ‘Barbie’ plans big and bold ‘Narnia’ reboot Director Greta Gerwig. Photo: OSV News/ Mike Blake, Reuters

The director of award winning smash hit Barbie is planning for a “bigger and bolder” adaptation for Narnia series by Christian writer CS Lewis, Netflix have announced.

Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of the Christian classic will be “rooted in faith”, according to Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos.

“It won’t be counter to how the audience may have imagined those worlds,” he told Time, “but it will be bigger and bolder than they thought.”

In the same interview, Ms Gerwig said she was drawn to the “euphorically dreamlike” quality of Lewis’ writing.

“It’s connected to the folklore and fairy stories of England, but it’s a combination of different traditions,” she said. “As a child, you accept the whole thing – that you’re in this land of Narnia, there’s fauns, and then Father Christmas shows up.

“It doesn’t even occur to you that it’s not schematic. I’m interested in embracing the paradox of the worlds that Lewis created, because that’s what’s so compelling about them.”