According to Variety, having grossed nearly $530 million worldwide, not only has The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe become a surprise hit, it has also outearned King Kong by almost $70 million.
The success of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first published in the C.S. Lewis series but second chronologically, is spurring plans for a sequel based on the next title, Prince Caspian. Granat said work on a script is under way, with plans to tap a director within a few weeks.
"We're planning on starting production by the fourth quarter of next year," Granat said.
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