The Sean Daniel Company, the American production firm best known for creating The Mummy franchise, is teaming up with Platige Films to create a full-length movie adaptation of The Witcher.
The film will be based on themes from the short stories The Witcher and Lesser Evil from Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Last Wish collection. In other words, it won’t be directly based on the video game series or the novels. Thania St. John has been hired to work on the script, we’re told, while directing duties will be carried out by Tomasz Baginski who earned an Oscar nomination for the 2002 film The Cathedral.
John has experience writing for shows including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Chicago Fire and Grimm.
A press release says the movie will introduce viewers to the Witcher’s world. It'll also be the first of what will be a series of films. It’s not yet known who will play the role of Geralt, the film’s lead character.
The latest activity in the franchise came from Polish studio CD Projekt Red in the form of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. That game arrived on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC back in May. As of August, more than six million copies of Wild Hunt had been sold.
The Witcher film is expected to hit theaters sometime in 2017.