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Ryan Reynolds looks set to star in the movie adaptation of Dragon's Lair

Ryan Reynolds looks set to star in the movie adaptation of Dragon's Lair

Ryan Reynolds is getting ready to star in another movie adaptation of a video game.

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter – and confirmed by Netflix (below) – the actor is in talks to star in Dragon's Lair, an arcade game from the 1980s. He is also set to be a producer through Maximum Effort.

Other producers include Roy Lee through Vertigo Entertainment and Trevor Engelson from Underground Films. Don Bluth – an original creator of the game – will also produce.

Reportedly, it took the streaming platform "almost a year" to secure the rights to the film. Should Reynolds take on the role of Dirk the Daring, it would be his third role in a games-based movie. The first being Detective Pikachu and the second his upcoming film Free Guy.

The plot for Dragon's Lair is one that many will be familiar with as a brave night takes on dragons and wizards to rescue a princess.

No director for the film has been named. However, Dan and Kevin Hageman – The Lego Movie and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – will write the script.

Netflix has seen a lot of success with video game adaptations. Namely, The Witcher TV series which was released last December. Furthermore, there is evidence to suggest that a TV show for Resident Evil could be set to hit the platform.


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A freelance writer based in Berkshire. Besides PG and PCGI she has written as a guides writer, specialising in RPG's and horror.

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