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Live-action The Witcher movie to debut in 2017; TV series also in the works

11.06.2015
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Platige Films has announced that they have partnered up with the Sean Daniel Company (the upcoming BEN-HUR remake) for a live-action movie based on Andrzej Sapkowski's The Witcher fantasy book series, which will be the first in a planned film series. The project already has a director in the form of Tomasz Bagiński, who helmed the 2002 animated short THE CATHEDRAL, and created cinematics for the first two installments in The Witcher video game series.

The big screen adaptation will be based on the "themes from the short stories ‘The Witcher’ and ‘Lesser Evil’ from The Last Wish collection," and will follow the adventures of Geralt the witcher, the monster-hunting hero of Sapkowski’s novels and the video games. A film loosely based on Sapkowski's stories titled THE HEXER was released in 2001, which was followed by a television series of the same name that aired in 2002, however the author wasn't happy with how either of them turned out.

It seems another TV series is also in the works though, as, per Platige's announcement, Thania St. John (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Grimm) is working on the script for the movie "as well as on its film and television continuation." 

A specific release date for THE WITCHER hasn't been set yet, but the plan is for it to premiere sometime in 2017. Who would you like to see play Geralt?

Source: Platige Films

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4:14PM on 11/07/2015

Mads Mikkelsen

Mads Mikkelsen for Geralt, there are no alternatives.
Mads Mikkelsen for Geralt, there are no alternatives.
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2:12PM on 11/09/2015
This. There is no one else better for the role.
This. There is no one else better for the role.
5:33AM on 11/07/2015

Fine I'll look into it.

This could be awesome but it will be sooooo hard to do right in today's market place. I can hear it now, we are toning down his manliness and giving him a female side kick to keep him in check. And he no longer kills evil monsters but exorcises their demons and releases them back into society. And swords? hell no those are too phallic he will just talk to the monsters about their problems. You laugh, but mark my words.
This could be awesome but it will be sooooo hard to do right in today's market place. I can hear it now, we are toning down his manliness and giving him a female side kick to keep him in check. And he no longer kills evil monsters but exorcises their demons and releases them back into society. And swords? hell no those are too phallic he will just talk to the monsters about their problems. You laugh, but mark my words.
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1:22PM on 11/06/2015

I want...

Christopher Lambert

Seriously. I really think he could make a big comeback with this role. He is very overlooked, but he has the age, talent and the voice.
Christopher Lambert

Seriously. I really think he could make a big comeback with this role. He is very overlooked, but he has the age, talent and the voice.
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9:23AM on 11/06/2015
Jim Caviezel for Geralt?

Geralt in W3 has almost identical delivery to Reece from PoI
Jim Caviezel for Geralt?

Geralt in W3 has almost identical delivery to Reece from PoI
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1:16PM on 11/06/2015
No.
No.
8:42AM on 11/06/2015
Will it have gratuitious sex scenes and topless nymphs?
Will it have gratuitious sex scenes and topless nymphs?
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1:19PM on 11/06/2015
Nope. PG-13, with someone cheap starring in the lead role. This is what they call a "gamble" in the business. They want to hire cheap people in case its good so they are locked in at a small salary. It will be PG-13 to have mass appeal.
Nope. PG-13, with someone cheap starring in the lead role. This is what they call a "gamble" in the business. They want to hire cheap people in case its good so they are locked in at a small salary. It will be PG-13 to have mass appeal.
8:39AM on 11/06/2015
Done right this could be amazing. Fuck yeah.
Done right this could be amazing. Fuck yeah.
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