Greta Gerwig’s Next Directing Gig After ‘Barbie’ Is ‘Narnia’

Move Over -Barbie -Greta Gerwig-s Next Directing Gig for Narnia Has Her Properly Scared
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Greta Gerwig could have just helmed just one of summer’s biggest blockbusters with the Barbie movie — but she however has nerves about jumping into her following challenge. 

Gerwig, 39, is established to direct and generate at the very least two of the future Chronicles of Narnia films, in accordance to The Hollywood Reporter. The flicks, which are based mostly on the beloved C.S. Lewis novels, will premiere on Netflix and mark Gerwig’s fantasy debut. The director, for her portion, feels the strain to produce — but sees it as a favourable matter. 

“I have not even seriously begun wrapping my arms all-around it, but I’m adequately fearful of it, which feels like a great position to start out,” Gerwig said on the Thursday, July 20, episode of the “Total Film” podcast. “I believe when I’m frightened, it is often a good indicator. It’s possible when I stop currently being scared, it’ll be like, ‘Maybe I should not do that just one.’ No, I’m terrified of it. It’s remarkable. And it is exciting.”

This isn’t the first time cinema has headed into the land of Narnia. Three adaptations — The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader — were unveiled by Disney in 2005, 2008 and 2010, respectively. Lion, in individual, was a soaring hit for critics and lovers alike, earning about $745 million throughout the world. In 2018, Netflix uncovered they landed the rights to well-liked reserve sequence. 

“I hope to make all distinct varieties of movies in the program of the time I get to make videos, which — it is a very long time, but it is also limited,” Gerwig claimed on Thursday of seeking to retain her do the job multifaceted. “I want to do large matters and little issues and almost everywhere in involving, and having a different big canvas is interesting and also complicated.”

Whilst Gerwig has beforehand helmed scaled-down indie motion pictures which include 2017’s Lady Hen and the 2019 adaptation of Minimal Gals, 2023’s Barbie was the first bigger-spending plan film she’s tackled, producing and directing the undertaking just after becoming approached by govt producer — and titular star — Margot Robbie.

“It felt sparky to me in some way that felt sort of promising,” Gerwig instructed Vogue in May possibly, adding that she would only agree to the job if her husband or wife Noah Baumbach cowrote it with her. “I was the one who mentioned, Noah and I will do this.” 

Will Ferrell, The united states Ferrera, Michael Cera, Issa Rae, Dua Lipa and Simu Liu sooner or later joined the solid alongside Robbie, and the women of all ages found their ideal Ken in Ryan Gosling. The comedy, which premiered on Friday, July 21, is predicted to dominate the summertime 2023 box office environment together with Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, delivering one of the most important moviegoing weekends because 2019.

While Gerwig has plainly received the chops to navigate a significant franchise, when requested on Thursday if she would at any time take into consideration making an attempt her hand at a James Bond film, she replied, “Oh my God. We’re heading to just stick with some lions and some dolls for the minute. You in no way know. I seriously like [Bond producer] Barbara Broccoli, so.”

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