A little over two years ago came the news that Ryan Reynolds was in talks to both star in and produce a live-action feature adaptation of the classic 1983 arcade game “Dragon’s Lair” for Netflix.
Dan and Kevin Hageman (“The Lego Movie,” “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”) were tapped to write the script for the project, which took nearly a year of negotiations to come together.
The original game boasted movie-style animation from Don Bluth and followed a knight named Dirk the Daring must rescue the fetching Princess Daphne from the clutches of the evil dragon known as Singe and the wizard Mordroc.
Since the initial announcement, there have been no real updates on the project until yesterday as Collider spoke with Reynolds for his upcoming Apple TV+ film “Spirited”. Talk turned to the “Dragon’s Lair” film, and Reynolds says Netflix will be doing something unique about it:
“I can say that Netflix has approached Dragon’s Lair in a spirit of partnership that I’ve never really seen before. They’re taking such a swing with it. How we’re approaching it and attacking it and what we’re doing with it, I think, will be pretty surprising to a lot of people. In its scope, I mean.
I’m not sure, but I don’t think anyone’s ever tried it before quite like this. So I’m curious to see how it’ll go. It really intersects in a unique way with technology that I’ve never been privy to in the entertainment industry. So they’re taking some kind of pretty innovative stabs at this particular IP in a way that I’m blown away with. And I’m excited that they’re as along for the ride as we are.”
Reynolds goes on to call the adaptation a “living, breathing thing as opposed to just a piece of entertainment you watch.” Roy Lee, Trevor Engelson, Don Bluth, Gary Goldman and Jon Pomeroy will also produce alongside Reynolds.
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