Rejoice Slavs (and Human kind in general), a full-length movie based on The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski’s is in the the processes of making and will probably arrive this year (2017.). It will be produced by an American film production company “The Sean Daniel Company”, the same people who producers of “The Mummy” series ~ as it was announced they 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 cinematic 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.
Who could play Geralt?
- Viggo Mortensen
- Mads Mikkelsen
- Hugh Jackman
- Anson Mount
- Gerard Butler
- Christian Bale
- Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
- Tom Hardy
- Travis Fimmel
- Taylor Kitsch
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. Who would you like to see play Geralt in the new movie? Let us know in the comments below.