I’ve never played The Witcher, and to be honest I’m not much of a gamer (I don’t have the time). However, the story of The Witcher sounds really interesting, and perfect for horror fans.
The announcement of the film adaptation was made today by Platige Image.
The Sean Daniel Company [SDC], an established American production company – known for ‘The Mummy’ franchise, a new adaptation of ‘Ben-Hur’, which is currently in production, or the television series ‘The Expanse’ – has become Platige Films’ official partner in the preparation of the production of a full-length feature film about Geralt the witcher, the hero of Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels. The film will be based on themes from the short stories ‘The Witcher’ and ‘Lesser Evil’ from ‘The Last Wish’ collection. Tomasz Bagi?ski, who had been nominated for an Oscar for his film, ‘The Cathedral’, will be the director.
Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels are conquering international fantasy book markets and his short story collection, ‘The Last Wish’, had been placed on the New York Times bestseller list. The hero created by Sapkowski, Geralt the witcher, is a monster hunter with superhuman abilities. He is a creature suspended between two worlds – the human and the magical. The Witcher saga is already being compared to the hugely popular ‘Game of Thrones’.
The film will be an introduction to the Witcher’s world and is planned to be the beginning of a series. Thania St. John, an experienced Hollywood scriptwriter, author of such television productions as ‘Grimm’, ‘Chicago Fire’ and ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, is working on the script as well as on its film and television continuation.
The film is intended for international distribution, its world premiere is planned for 2017. Jaros?aw Sawko and Piotr Sikora will be the producers from Platige Films’ side and Sean Daniel and Jason Brown from the SDC’s side.