Ryan Reynolds in Talks to Tackle Live-Action Adaptation of '80s Video Game 'Dragon's Lair' (Exclusive)
Netflix has closed a deal to pick up the rights to the game after almost a year of negotiations.
Ryan Reynolds is in talks to both star in and produce a live-action feature adaptation of the classic 1980s arcade game “Dragon’s Lair” for Netflix.
After almost a year of negotiations, Netflix closed a deal to pick up the rights to the property with Reynolds, Roy Lee, Trevor Engelson, Don Bluth, Gary Goldman and Jon Pomeroy producing.
The story follows a knight named Dirk the Daring must rescue the fetching Princess Daphne from the clutches of the evil dragon known as Singe and the wizard Mordroc.
The most popular game in America at one point, the game boasted movie-style animation from Don Bluth who then went on to direct “An American Tail” and “All Dogs Go to Heaven”.
Dan and Kevin Hageman (“The Lego Movie,” “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”) will write the script.