The Witcher Movie Coming in 2017

The Witcher Movie Coming in 2017

The Witcher Movie Coming in 2017

The Witcher Movie Coming in 2017

 

A full length movie for Andrzej Sapkowski's The Witcher series is currently in the works and is currently slated for a 2017 release. 

The movie will not be a continuation of either the games or the books, but will follow the themes of the short stories and is expected to be the first of a series of films. 

 

   The Sean Daniel Company [SDC], an established American production company - known for ‘The Mummy’ franchise, a new adaptation of ‘Ben-Hur’, which is currently in production, or the television series ‘The Expanse’ – has become Platige Films’ official partner in the preparation of the production of a full-length feature film about Geralt the witcher, the hero of Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels. The film will be based on themes from the short stories ‘The Witcher’ and ‘Lesser Evil’ from ‘The Last Wish’ collection. Tomasz Bagi?ski, who had been nominated for an Oscar for his film, ‘The Cathedral’, will be the director.

Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels are conquering international fantasy book markets and his short story collection, ‘The Last Wish’, had been placed on the New York Times bestseller list. The hero created by Sapkowski, Geralt the witcher, is a monster hunter with superhuman abilities. He is a creature suspended between two worlds – the human and the magical. The Witcher saga is already being compared to the hugely popular ‘Game of Thrones’.

The film will be an introduction to the Witcher’s world and is planned to be the beginning of a series. Thania St. John, an experienced Hollywood scriptwriter, author of such television productions as ‘Grimm’, ‘Chicago Fire’ and ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, is working on the script as well as on its film and television continuation.

The film is intended for international distribution, its world premiere is planned for 2017. Jaros?aw Sawko and Piotr Sikora will be the producers from Platige Films’ side and Sean Daniel and Jason Brown from the SDC’s side.

  The Witcher Movie Coming in 2017

 

The american film company The Sean Daniel Company, the producers of The Mummy Series will be working with the Polish company Platige Films, the makers of the Witcher "The Trial" Trailer and some of the cinematics in "Halo 5: Guardians, on the project. 

Right now no actors have been announced and CD Projekt Red is seemingly not involved in the film.

 

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06-11-2015, 06:23:16

Kilbane
Because all game to movie franchises always work so well. Such potential to make a film, but I will be honest, they shouldn't bother.Quote

06-11-2015, 09:09:00

ImprovizoR
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Originally Posted by Kilbane View Post
Because all game to movie franchises always work so well. Such potential to make a film, but I will be honest, they shouldn't bother.
Maybe read the article before posting. It's not related to video games. It's an adaptation of short stories. Meaning they're adapting the books.Quote

06-11-2015, 09:23:42

Wraith
So long as they use a studio that's capable of bringing the universe to life in the correct way it should be a winner but they decide to use The Sean Daniel Company , then we have the inherent elephant in the room "Who do you cast as Geralt"? or Jennifer, Triss or Ciri, also CD Project Red not being involved is a little concerning.Quote

06-11-2015, 09:35:51

ImprovizoR
It's got nothing to do with games. The Witcher is a licensed property. It doesn't belong to CDPR. They just have the license to make the games, that's it. There's no reason for them to be involved in making a movie adaptation of the books. And it's better that they're not involved. I don't want this to be in any way related to video games. This is an entirely separate thing from the games and it should be treated as such.Quote

06-11-2015, 09:46:55

DarthDudo
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Originally Posted by ImprovizoR View Post
It's got nothing to do with games. The Witcher is a licensed property. It doesn't belong to CDPR. They just have the license to make the games, that's it. There's no reason for them to be involved in making a movie adaptation of the books. And it's better that they're not involved. I don't want this to be in any way related to video games. This is an entirely separate thing from the games and it should be treated as such.
It's unfortunate many of the public will not make the same correlation, I could see this being potentially damaging for CDPR, without them no one in hollywood would care about this IP and if it turns out to be stinker I could see people disregarding the games outright.Quote
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