A movie with the potential of unbridled fantasy. A series of full-length adaptations of Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher novels are set to hit the big screen beginning in 2017.
Fantasy fans rejoice – a full-length movie based on The Witcher video game series is currently in the works over at The Sean Daniel Company. The Sean Daniel Company is responsible for the Mummy series and is currently working on the re-make of Ben-Hur.
It has been announced that Hollywood will work meticulously with Polish company Platige Films on the project. Although you may think that you have not heard of Platige Films; you will most certainly have seen their work. Platige Films are responsible for producing the Halo 5: Guardians cinematics and of course the stunning trailers for CD Projekt Red’ The Witcher.
Will it play out like the games?
According to the producers, although it stars Geralt of Rivia the movie will not take directly from either the game or the novels. It wants to follow certain themes of the the game but specifically, it wants to derive the majority of its content instead, from The Witcher and Lesser Evil from Sapkowski’s The Last Wish collection. This is where Geralt earned his nickname of The Butcher of Blaviken.
So far there is no news on any actors involved in the movie but it will be directed by oscar winning director, Tomasz Baginski. Tomasz earned his Oscar back in 2002 with the animated film, The Cathedral.
If you are concerned that you may not have heard of the director, fear not – Hollywood superstar Thania St. John, responsible for such TV brilliance likeChicago Fire, Grimm and Buffy the Vampire Slayer has taken responsibility for writing the script.
Yes, you are right, this isn’t the first movie…
As with any popular adventure series – this is not the first attempt at producing a feature length movie. Back in 2001 a Polish movie called The Witcher (shocker there) failed to wow audiences at the box office.
The series aims to play out in a similar vein to the critically acclaimed Lord of the Rings movies and the first in the series is slated for release in 2017. Whether CD Projekt Red are involved in the making of the movie is yet to be seen.
As a huge Mummy fan and an avid Witcher player, ever since I heard the news last year, my imagination has gone into overdrive. These movies have huge potential to take the fantasy world by storm, there’s sex, violence and heaps of dragons. What else could you possibly want!?
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