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

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."

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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”.