Ryan Reynolds Is in Talks to Star in Live-Action Feature Adaptation of DRAGON’S LAIR for Netflix
Pokémon Detective Pikachu and Free Guy star Ryan Reynolds is getting ready to tackle yet another video game movie, as the Deadpool actor is in talks to star in and produce a live-action feature adaptation of Dragon’s Lair for Netflix.
You read that right, Dragon’s Lair is making its way to the small screen as Netflix's second live-action movie based on a video game series, joining Ubisoft Film & Television's long-awaited Tom Clancy's The Division.
Reynolds has already had the chance to work with Netflix on 6 Underground and the upcoming Red Notice (co-starring Gal Gadot and Dwayne Johnson). Given that the game's protagonist Dirk the Daring is a clumsy and easily spooked character, Reynolds' comedy chops will definitely come in handy during production.
If you're unfamiliar with the source material, Dragon's Lair was a groundbreaking arcade game from the '80s, featuring truly beautiful graphics created by ex-Disney animator Don Bluth, who will produce the movie.
The screenplay will be written by Dan and Kevin Hageman (The Lego Movie, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark), telling the story of Dirk's quest to rescue Princess Daphne from the clutches of the evil dragon Singe and the wizard Mordroc. Roy Lee, Trevor Engelson, Gary Goldman and Jon Pomeroy are also producing the TV flick.
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