The Witcher to Be Made Into a Film. With the popularity of Andrzej Sapkowshi’s The Witcher series growing with the release of the video game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the popular novels are now also in the process of being developed it into a feature film for American audiences.
The upcoming feature adaptation of the popular book series is being produced by the film company The Sean Daniel Company, producers of The Mummy series. The American film production house will be teaming up with Polish company Platigue Films to help with the film project. If you guys don’t know, Platigue was responsible for working on the amazing trailer for The Witcher 3 called ‘The Trail’ and also worked on the cinematic for games like Halo 5: Guardians and For Honor.
In a press release, the film won’t follow the video games or novels. Instead, it will adapt the themes from the short stories The Witcher and Lesser Evil from Sapkowski’s The Last Wish collection. The adaptation will be expected to be the first in a series of films.
The film will be directed by Tomasz Baginski, who directed the 2002 Oscar-nominated animated film, The Cathedral. Hollywood TV writer Thania St. John, who’s resume includes Grimm and Buffy the Vampire Slayer will pen the script for The Witcher.
The Witcher film will introduce audiences to witcher Geralt of Rivia, a traveling hunter for hire who uses his supernatural abilities to hunt down deadly monsters. Geralt gets caught between two worlds: the human world and the magical realm. The series is already being compared to the likes of the popular Game of Thrones. The franchise is also being planned to start a television series to coincide with the films as the first movie is planned for a 2017 release. The Witcher was previously adapted in Poland as a film in 2001 and a short-lived 2002 TV series.
Are you guys excited to see Geralt to hunting monsters on the big screen? Who do you think should get the role?
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