Showing posts with label The Witcher. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Witcher. Show all posts

Monday, December 10, 2018

Monster Hunter: World X Witcher 3 Collaboration Event

A Monster Hunter: World crossover event with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is announced for next year!

2018 has been a great year so far for action role-playing game Monster Hunter: World from developer/publisher Capcom. Within a few months, the title became one of the best-selling games ever of the company and by then it was only released on consoles.

On August 9, it saw PC launch and then a collaboration event with Final Fantasy XIV was announced. Following the success of that crossover, developer CD Projekt Red's fan-favorite character Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher series is coming to MHW.

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Monster Hunter: World X Witcher 3 Collaboration Event

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Watch out the official trailer released for the upcoming world colliding adventure of two action PRG franchises.




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Similarly to the Hunters of the titular game, Geralt also specializes in slaying dangerous monsters and rather than just letting people wear his costume, he will be added as a playable character tasked with completing Witcher-themed quests.

Also, it offers a unique gameplay experience that is a blend of RPG mechanics from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt into the world of Monster Hunter. To see Geralt implementing his combat prowess of swordplay and magic powers against the giant beasts will be really interesting.

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A live-action Monster Hunter movie starring Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Ultraviolet) is currently in development and we have seen her in action in first-look exclusive photo from the set alongside actor Tony Jaa (Ong-Bak, Tom-Yum-Goong).

The Witcher 3 came out on 2015 as the latest game of the series and a TV Series titled Netflix’s The Witcher is in works starring Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel). The protagonist, Geralt of Rivia has appeared as a guest character in Bandai Namco's popular fighting game Soulcalibur VI.

RELATED: Netflix’s The Witcher TV Series Casts Revealed

Monster Hunter: World X Witcher 3 crossover event will arrive on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in early 2019. Players on PC will also be able to take part in the celebration at a later date that is yet to be announced officially.

Moreover, the game will receive a major expansion pack titiled, Iceborne for all available platforms in autumn 2019. Capcom has already laid out great plans for MHW and the road-map towards next year looks pretty great to keep the fans engaged.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Netflix’s The Witcher TV Series Casts Revealed

Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich of Netflix’s The Witcher has finally found its lead female casts.

Based on the original work of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher has become a successful media franchise and is being proceeded to be adapted into a TV Series for Netflix starring British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel).

After casting him, showrunner of upcoming Netflix’s The Witcher, Lauren Hissrich leaves social media when unconfirmed news of her casting a non-white actress for Ciri created major backlash from Witcher fans and now she has returned to reveal casting for some of series’ most important roles.

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Netflix’s The Witcher TV Series Casts Revealed

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According to her interview with Hollywood Reporter, actress Freya Allan (Into the Badlands, The War of the Worlds) and Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) will join the show alongside Cavill as female leads Ciri and Yennefer respectively.

In contrast to the central character Geralt of Rivia, Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon is known as Ciri, princess of Cintra and his adoptive daughter. On the other hand, Yennefer is a sorceress and a love interest to Geralt, also came to be a mother figure to Ciri.

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Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra cast as Ciri and Yennefer

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Lauren S. Hissrich, who has previous history of working on Marvel's Netflix TV universe, is serving as showrunner and an executive producer for the upcoming fantasy series alongside Alik Sakharov (Game of Thrones, House of Cards).

After Polish video game developer company CD Projekt Red launched The Witcher as an action role-playing game back in 2007, it gained insane popularity and become the primary standard of visual representation of the entire lore worldwide.

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Though she is a fan of the games but for the interpretation of the show, she does not want to rely heavily on the best-selling video game franchise and states the following.

We needed to create our own visual representation. As I’ve been developing the series I’ve actually pulled back from playing the video games because I wanted to make sure the show we were creating was its own unique thing.

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Although no dates for Netflix’s The Witcher premiere has been currently confirmed by official sources yet, the production will start very soon for the eight episodes long run. Hissrich is aiming for a depiction sophisticated from the games because the author of The Witcher did not always specify the diversity of people in the books.

When she ditched Twitter last month due to the controversy over a casting call for Ciri, they hired a casting director for the show, who has already cast 50 people total and Freya Allan was picked from over 200 young women of Europe.

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Netflix’s The Witcher TV Series Casts

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The rest of the supporting cast includes Jodhi May (The Best Man, The Escapist) to play the role of Queen Calanthe and Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Homecoming, You're Killing Me Susana) as her husband and the king of Cintra, Eist. Adam Levy (Before I Go to Sleep, Knightfall) is cast to play the role of druid Mousesack and MyAnna Buring (Doomsday, Kill List) as sorceress Tissaia.

Millie Brady (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) plays the role of Princess Renfri while Mimi Ndiweni (Cinderella, The Legend of Tarzan) and Therica Wilson-Read (Fox Trap, Suicide Club) is cast as novice sorcerers.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Witcher Author Demands More Royalties

Andrzej Sapkowski, author of The Witcher novel series demands more than $16 million in royalties from developer CD Projekt Red.

Before the first action role-playing game from The Witcher series was released back in 2007 by developer/publisher CD Projekt Red, probably many haven't ever heard of the novels the franchise was based upon or who monster hunter Geralt of Rivia was.

Now that it has become a worldwide sensation followed by two sequels; The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, a demand for over $16 million in royalties is made by its creator and Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.

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The Witcher Author Demands More Royalties

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Back in 2014, CD Projekt Red stated in an interview that these stories created by Sapkowski were only popular in Poland and there wouldn't be anything today without The Witcher game. Instead of buying rights from author, they simply bought a story that turned heads.

A letter publicly issued by the author claims that the Polish developer studio has paid a sum too low compared to the benefits they have made using his work. It also claims that the agreement between them was for the first installment of the series.

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In an interview to Eurogamer last year, Sapkowski expressed his regrets over agreeing to a fixed sum, which he very much regrets now.

They offered me a percentage of their profits. I said, 'No, there will be no profit at all - give me all my money right now! The whole amount. It was stupid. I was stupid enough to leave everything in their hands because I didn't believe in their success. But who could foresee their success? I couldn't.

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The author never even believed that his work would ever make any money and agreed to a one-time payment. Through the letter, he requests for only six percent of the profits the franchise has made till date to be paid in royalties.

Considering the massive success of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt alone Sapkowski is owed at least $16.11 million, according to the claims of the letter. So, he is expecting percentage for all three games and their expansions and the amount will be even bigger then.

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For everyone to take a look at the letter, we have embedded the English language version of the formal demand below.



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Despite whatever agreement was made between two parties, Sapkowski can feel a bit ripped off considering the popularity of the series has lead to an upcoming TV show on Netflix that will feature British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel) in lead role.

CD Projekt Red is also working on a spin-off role-playing game Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, which has players all hyped up as it is coming on 23 October, 2018 for PC and then on 4 December for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Henry Cavill to Star in Netflix’s The Witcher

Netflix casts actor Henry Cavill to play the lead role in their upcoming original TV series adaptation of The Witcher.

British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel) has been playing the comic-book character of Superman for DC Extended Universe for some time and has garnered praise for his recent role in Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Apparently, the actor has been cast in lead role by popular online streaming-service Netflix for their anticipated upcoming television adaptation project of The Witcher action role-playing video game series from Polish game developer company CD Projekt Red.

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Henry Cavill to Star in Netflix’s The Witcher

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The idea for a television adaptation of The Witcher was first pitched back in May 2017 and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich who has worked in Marvel's Netflix TV universe joined as showrunner. They were looking for a cast to play the lead character and the actor expressed his interest in playing the role in a recent interview. Today Cavill is officially finalized to play monster-hunter Geralt of Rivia and this one is undoubtedly going to become one of the best Netflix originals worth watching.

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Lately, Netflix has become an online streaming mogul and the original TV shows they have been producing are immensely trendy among a global audience. Their original productions like Dark, House of Cards, Narcos, Orange is the New Black, Peaky Blinders and Stranger Things have amassed huge success from different genres. Then there are shows like Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s The Defenders, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Luke Cage and Marvel’s The Punisher with crazy fan-following.

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Best Netflix Originals Worth Watching

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Henry Cavill would be returning to small screen after a long break from his last work on Showtime's The Tudors in 2007-2010. Hopefully, his role in The Witcher will not affect any of his upcoming movies from DC Extended Universe because of his appearance. We obviously don't expect of having any scheduling conflict either because regular shows on Netflix only takes eight episodes per season compared to other network drama of an average of 22 episodes.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Henry Cavill Wants to Star in Netflix’s The Witcher

Henry Cavill has revealed that he would love to star in Netflix's upcoming The Witcher television series.

Aside from becoming popular for gaining fame by portraying renowned comic-book character of Superman for DC Extended Universe, British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel) is also known for being an avid video gamer to his fans. Recently, his strong performance in this summer’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout has earn him major acclaim and perhaps, he is eyeing for his next big project, which is to star in Netflix’s upcoming anticipated television adaptation of The Witcher series.

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Henry Cavill Wants to Star in Netflix’s The Witcher

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In one of his latest interview, Cavill has talked about his passion for the immensely popular action role-playing video game from developer CD Projekt Red when he was asked about what he has been playing lately. Then he replied saying that he just finished replaying The Witcher 3 and in response to the question of whether he would like to play the role of protagonist Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher series, he simply said, "Absolutely. Yeah, that would be an amazing role."

RELATED: Witcher 3 Mod Geralt of Rivia's Pro

The Witcher video game franchise was built upon the novels written by Andrzej Sapkowski, by Polish developer studio CD Projekt Red, which led to three successful installments and received critical acclaim. Back in May 2017, online streaming-service Netflix decided to explore their very distinct take on the lore of the game before producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel's The Defenders) was finally announced as series show-runner in December 2017.

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Cavill also took interest in reading Sapkowski's novels and recommended them worth reading as they are really good. Previously, he revealed on Conan that he originally missed the call from director Zack Snyder to be cast as Superman in the first place, because he was too busy playing World of Warcraft at that time. Although we know very less about the status of this Netflix series development, the script for pilot has been completed according to some recent report but no news on casting yet.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Witcher Is Coming to Netflix

Ever since online streaming-service Netflix has ventured into television production and started working with big leagues like Marvel Studios, they gave the fans popular shows like Daredevil, Defenders, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. Beside those, Netflix have also produced a couple of other hit originals like House of Cards, Narcos and Orange is the New Black.

A while ago, they have announced debuting Castlevania series as one of their upcoming projects. Looks like fan-favorite action role-playing video game The Witcher is next on their list.

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The Witcher Is Coming to Netflix

Yes, this is no rumor that Netflix has really begun developing a television series based on The Witcher. Since, Netflix is quite a big-deal on entertainment media these days, it is only natural that this massively popular video game adaptation should be on their fold. The series will be mostly based on the fictional books of Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, rather than the works of developer studio CD Projekt Red.

So, fans who thought they are going to have a live-action Witcher series based on the game have to hold their horses. However, it is still not set in stone that any of the material from the game will be there or not but Sapkowski's work will be used as the primary source material for the show, that includes his eight novels and a collection of The Witcher Saga short-stories.

Sean Daniel (The Mummy) and Jason Brown (The Expanse); executive producers of the show suggested that the show will be an original take on the game and actually set focus on more than the surrounding materials of the story and not only on the primary characters, who are a group of hunters known as “Witchers”.