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  Narnia is next for the big screen
Updated 07 December 2001, 17.48
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Film bosses hoping to cash in on the success of the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings movies, have turned to another favourite set of British books.

The Chronicles of Narnia, written by C.S. Lewis, are the latest series of children's favourites to be turned into big screen classics.

More magic and fantasy epics

And just like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, the books are all about magic and fantasy.

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The Chronicles of Narnia
The Magician's Nephew
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Horse and his Boy
Prince Caspian
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Silver Chair
The Last Battle
An American company called Walden Media has paid for the right to make the movies, and they will work with a member of the author's family to make sure they get things right.

But unlike Harry Potter, they might not be transferring all seven books to the cinemas.

Walden Media are thought to want to start the series with the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe which is the most famous of all the seven books.

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