Millions of The Witcher III fans are busy right now trying to finish this very immersive RPG. The producers and developers, at the same time, are excited about their numerous nominations, and the great international sales of The Witcher III. Meanwhile, some other great news came out…. The Witcher is getting a movie adaptation.
The Sean Daniel Company, which helped produce The Mummy, is cooperating with the Polish motion picture company Platige to bring the world of Geralt to the big screen, in 2017. The film will be based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels – a source the games also derive their content from.
As well as the books, the movie will tell events prior to the games, so it will definitely help to better your understanding of the story and the relationships between the characters, and it will certainly help you catch more references; don’t worry about major in-game spoilers. However, as Geralt recovers his memories in The Witcher III, you will be less surprised if you have read the books/seen the movie before playing the games.
The Polish filmmaker Tomasz Baginski (The Cathedral) will direct; Baginski already has some experience with the series, having helped to create cinematics for the games, but it will not be a video game-to-film adaptation, so we can hope for an adaptation more in the style of Harry Potter than Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li.
Thania St. John (screenwriter of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Grimm) will have the decisive task of writing the script, and we all expect that this time, the mistakes made in 2001 with The Hexer will not be repeated.
Emma is a telecom engineer, fond of fantasy books and RPGs