Producer Mark Gordon says there’s active development on a film version of The Silver Chair, based on the fourth book of the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. Of course, it’s being billed as a reboot. Which makes no sense whatsoever.
The world is full of magical coming-of-age books... and they generally don't show much of what happens after the age has come. We only glimpse thirtysomething Harry Potter. But in The Magicians Land, Lev Grossman uses his meta-fantasy world to create a thoughtful portrait of what it's like to be a functioning adult.
If you switch the genders of characters around while reading to your kids, do they get confused? Or do they just take it for granted that Tolkien was writing The Hobbit about a girl named Bilbo?
Lately, it seems like every story has to be massive, or nobody cares. Every Doctor Who story is about saving the entire universe. The latest Hobbit movie seemed to be trying to be a Lord of the Rings-style saga. Every action movie needs global stakes. Can we talk about our epic epidemic?
We live in a time of riches, as far as fantasy book series go — tons of sprawling sagas are being told, by authors with a huge diversity of styles. But if you want a life-changing visit to a fantasy world, you can't do any better than Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea. Here are ten reasons Le Guin's fantasy series still…
In the twelfth century, a letter started circulating around medieval courts. This letter was from Prester John, the ruler of a utopian Christian nation with utopian societies and perpetual miracles. It was one of the first fantasies about stepping through a special passage to a magical land.
Some people's childhoods are simply more magical than others'. For example, where some kids might get an ordinary closet, this nine-year-old got a wardrobe with a secret passageway into Narnia. And there's something magical about a parent who would make that sort of thing happen.
Is there anything more annoying than someone interrupting you when you're in the middle of reading a particularly juicy scene? Never be bothered again (unless you want to be) with these printable book covers that tell people you'll get back to them as soon as you're done climbing Mount Doom.
So you've landed in an evil boarding school. Chances are your parents thought they were doing the right thing: giving you a great education, sending you to the top disciplinarians who will set you on the proper path in life. But there's something wicked going on behind the cute uniforms and impressive alumni list, and…
Come on, admit it. We all have at least one famous science fiction or fantasy novel that we've never actually read, but we've looked at the Cliff's Notes, or scanned the Wikipedia entry, so we can fake it. Now it's time to come clean — what's the novel you most often pretend to have read? (For me, this is a long list…
Whatever you may think of the Narnia movies, you have to bask in the loveliness of this Voyage of the Dawn Treader concept art. Eustace the Dragon! The sea people! The epic battles! The giant orange sun, which looks like something out of 1970s book cover art. This is the perfect art to end the week with, setting a…
C.S. Lewis told his attorney he needn't bother bequeathing his literary earnings in his will, because "After I've been dead five years, nobody will read anything I've written." Instead, he's become the "Elvis Presley of Christian publishing," says CNN.
David Foster Wallace wrote one of our favorite science fiction-tinged literary novels, Infinite Jest, so his suicide was a huge loss. Now his papers are on display, and you can read some of his scribbled notes on two genre classics.
Will Alfonso Cuarón be able to make Gravity without an actress of Angelina Jolie's star power? We now know what makes Barry Levinson's Isopod a scifi environmental thriller. Thomas Jane wants in on The Walking Dead. Time to be spoiled!
Three clips from Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader set up the epic fantasy trappings that lure us to fall for each Narnia movie, good or bad. Plus meet the brand new character, ready to be Aslan-healed.
It's been a mostly underwhelming movie summer. But fear not, moviegoers! There are still 10 movies left in 2010 that look set to rock your worlds, including Monsters, Skyline and Tron. And there are 10 more that, well...could surprise us.