The Witcher Movie Coming in 2017 From The Mummy Producers
Full-length adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski's novels is expected to be the first in a series.
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A full-length movie based on Andrzej Sapkowski's The Witcher series is in the works and is slated to arrive in 2017. American film production company The Sean Daniel Company, producers of The Mummy series, has announced it will work with Polish company Platige Films on the project.
You might not know Platige by name, but you're probably familiar with its work. The company produced the stunning Witcher 3 trailer called "The Trail" and also created cinematics for Halo 5: Guardians, among a long list of other projects.
In a press release, producers said the movie will star Geralt of Rivia, but won't be a straight adaptation of any of the novels or games. Instead, it will follow the "themes" of the short stories The Witcher and Lesser Evil from Sapkowski's The Last Wish collection. The film is expected to be the first in a series.
Directing the film is Tomasz Baginski, who earned an Oscar nomination for the 2002 animated film, The Cathedral. Hollywood veteran Thania St. John (Grimm, Chicago Fire, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is writing the script for the untitled Witcher film.
No actors were named in the announcement.
The Witcher video games, also based on Sapkowski's work, are developed by Polish studio CD Projekt Red, which doesn't appear to have any involvement in the new movie. The latest game, Wild Hunt, has sold more than 6 million copies--but a follow-up isn't coming anytime soon.
This isn't the first stab at a Witcher movie, as a Polish film called The Witcher was released in 2001.
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