Even though the Chronicles of Narnia is only three films in, filmmakers have decided to reboot the series starting with a new The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe coming to theatres in 2012. This comes close on the heels of an announcement that plans to film The Hobbit have been scrapped following a decision by Peter Jackson to reboot the original three-film Lord of the Rings series.
“The rebooted version of The Fellowship of the Ring should hit theatres some time in 2013,” Jackson told reporters. “We’re also making a fourth film.”
Plans to add back in the scouring of the Shire have also been scrapped.
“Screw the hobbits,” Jackson said. “The fourth film will be a love-triangle between Aragorn, Eowyn and Arwen with plenty of panoramics of New Zealand and a really, really excruciatingly long good-bye scene.” Jackson has purportedly cast himself as Aragorn and Frodo, telling reporters “If Eddie Murphy can do it, so can I.”
Other film studios are eyeing these moves optimistically. With few new film ideas in the works, and major cash cows like Batman all wrapping up this year, studios are scrambling for the next new remake. Plans to reboot Harry Potter are also in the works, sources say, as well as a new Iron Man series also starring Peter Jackson. “Screw Robert Downey Jr.” Jackson told reporters. “Grubby little bastard.”
Robert Downey Jr. was not available to comment at this time.
And yes, I’m joking obviously. But it’s not really any more far-fetched than Spider Man, is it?