Narnia classics all set for Netflix treatment
Let’s be honest, Christmas just isn’t Christmas without Narnia and its creator – the great CS Lewis – somewhere in the mix.
It doesn’t matter whether you have read his books, or not, just about every one of us is familiar with his tales of good versus evil, magic wardrobes, lions that can talk, and the central characters of Lucy, Peter, Edmund and Susan.
So it’s great to hear Netflix, the digital entertainment giant, is teaming up with The CS Lewis Company and committing to a series of films and other projects that will all be based on the authors wonderful collection of novels.
Netflix has access to all seven of the Narnia books. This means some of the later works that have never been adapted for screen might be made into blockbusters that will appeal to all ages.
And speculation is mounting that actors like Mark Gordon, Douglas Gresham and Vincent Sieber are all being lined up to be involved with upcoming projects.
Lewis, of course, is recognised as one of the greatest thinkers of the Christian faith, even though he was once an avowed atheist who admitted in his book Mere Christianity that he was the “most reluctant convert” in the world.
He is now immortalised not only through the Narnia Chronicles – but through some of the most convincing books and quotes ever written about Christianity. Here are just five of his most famous sayings:
- “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.”
- “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”
- “A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.”
- “Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.”
“Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance.”