The Life Of Pi screenwriter has been hired to script the next big screen episode from the seven-title Chronicles Of Narnia series.

The Mark Gordon Company and the C.S. Lewis Company are backing The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Silver Chair.

Mark Gordon and Douglas Gresham along with Vincent Sieber, the LA-based Director of The C.S. Lewis Company, will serve as producers. Michele Wolkoff and Sara Smith will oversee for The Mark Gordon Company.

“I have always loved The Chronicles Of Narnia and I endlessly imagined myself finding my own passage into Narnia someday,” said Magee.

“All these years later, I’m getting to fulfil that wish just a little bit by writing the film adaptation of The Silver Chair and could not be more excited about it.”

The first three Narnia films, produced by Walden Media, have grossed more than $1.6bn at the worldwide box office.