APRIL FOOLS! Guillermo del Toro in “Final Talks” to direct The Silver Chair! APRIL FOOLS!


Guillermo del Toro, one of today’s most prolific fantasy film makers, is in “final talks” to step into the directors chair for The Silver Chair. Fans may remember that he was previously attached to The Hobbit movie but had to bow out due to production delays.

del Toro had also been offered the chance to direct The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, but turned it down. Sources close to the production say this was his favorite book in the series, and that he “Really liked the script, and was excited about working with the cast.”

Guillermo Del Toro

Guillermo Del Toro

Sources close to the production indicate that they are close to inking a deal with Chloë Grace Moretz (If I Stay, The 5th Wave) to play Jill Pole, while Tom Holland ( In The Heart of the Sea, and Peter Parker/Spider-Man in this summer’s Captain America: Civil War) will step into the role of Eustace, previously played by Will Poulter. Joining them will be del Toro frequent collaborators, Doug Jones as Puddleglum the Marshwiggle,and Ron Perlman as the Master of Harfang. Lynn Hilary of the popular Irish folk group Celtic Woman will make her big screen debut play the Lady of the Green Kirtle and will also contribute the song for the movie’s end credits and Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones) will play Prince Rilian. No word yet on who is voicing Aslan, but you can count on us to bring you that news once we receive it.

Chloe Grace Moretz as Jill Pole and Tom Holland as Eustace Scrubb

Chloe Grace Moretz as Jill Pole
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Tom Holland as Eustace Scrubb

 

Doug Jones as Puddleglum and Ron Perlman as Master of Harfang

Doug Jones as Puddleglum
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Ron Perlman as Master of Harfang

 

Lynn Hilary as The Lady of the Green Kirtle

Lynn Hilary as The Lady of the Green Kirtle

 

Joe Dempsie as Prince Rilian

Joe Dempsie as Prince Rilian

 

 

 

Del Toro does an amazing job bringing otherworldly creatures to life, and prefers using practical creature effects to CGI. Personally, I think he’s the perfect choice to direct, and I can’t wait to see him bring not only our beloved Puddleglum to life, but the creatures of The Underworld.

Find out more in an exclusive interview with DelToro here.

 

Update: April Fools!


5 Responses to “APRIL FOOLS! Guillermo del Toro in “Final Talks” to direct The Silver Chair! APRIL FOOLS!”

  1. Benjamin says:

    Just checking- this isn’t an April Fools right?

  2. Abey says:

    is this another of your april fools prank or will these really make to the big screen??!?!?




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