Andrzej Sapkowski’s novel “The Witcher” will finally be given a respectable adaptation in the big screen slated for 2017.
The Sean Daniel Company, the studio responsible for Brendan Frasier’s “The Mummy” movie franchise and the upcoming Benhur re-telling will be teaming up with Polish production company Platige Films as reported by Game Spot.
To shed light on the American studio’s co-producer, Platige Films is a subsidiary of Platige Image who fashioned the concept for The Witcher III’s “The Trail” and the movie-like presentations of Halo 5: Guardians.
“The Witcher” will usher in Geralt of Rivia, a traveling monster hunter-for-hire with advanced supernatural abilities. His clash with barbaric men and savage creatures will not have been lifted from the numerous stories from both the fantasy book series and from the video games under CD Projekt Red. Instead, the producers will be banking the live version on the premise of Sapkowski’s second “The Witcher” short story collection entitled “The Last Wish.”
The movie partners have selected two stories of the 7-chaptered compilation namely “The Witcher” and “Lesser Evil” and are looking forward to employing more of the storyline after this principal output which will also involve a television series.
Polish illustrator and animator Tomasz Baginski of the 2002 Oscar nominated short animated film “The Cathedral” will be the man behind the lens according to Euro Gamer. Baginski is no stranger to “The Witcher” lore as he has directed the trailer for “The Witcher 2.” The director will be working on a screenplay by Thania St. John whose latest writing job was for the television series “Grimm.”
St. John will also continue working for both television and film sequels. As of the moment, no actors have been linked to the movie.
“The Witcher” in the past had undergone both a 2001 movie and 2002 tv series reworking which never took off unlike the aforementioned video game adaptation of CD Project Red which is now a critical and commercial triumph as reported by Coming Soon.
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