Witcher movie slated for 2017, will serve as prelude to TV series and more films

By Stephany Nunneley
5 November 2015 18:50 GMT

The Witcher movie project seems to be coming along, as it has been slated for a global 2017 release.

Announced last year, the film is being directed by Oscar-nominated director and animator Tomasz Baginski. Writer Thania St. John, who wrote for NBC’s series Grimm is also on board and it will be produced by the Sean Daniel Company, which was behind The Mummy films.

The live-action film will be based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s short stories The Witcher and The Lesser Evil. The latter is where Geralt earned his nickname The Butcher of Blaviken.

The movie will be a prelude of sorts to a series of features which will be released through both television and films.

CD Projekt Red isn’t involved in the film as far as we know at present, despite owning the rights to The Witcher brand.

It remains to be seen whether all parties involved are on the same page. Last we heard, they weren’t.

Thanks, Eurogamer Poland.

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