In 2017, fans will be able to enjoy The Witcher on the big screen, as the Sean Daniel Company has partnered with Platige Films to make a feature-length film based around the character. This will actually be the second film adaptation of the character, though it will be the first to come from Hollywood.
The film won’t actually be a direct adaptation of the games, though it will still feature Geralt as the main character. Instead, it will be based on the themes of the short stories ‘The Witcher’ and ‘Lesser Evil,’ both of which can be found in the Last Wish story collection. Provided the film proves successful, it can be assumed that future films would also be based primarily on the stories instead of being direct video game adaptations. A television continuation of the film series is also planned, though this likely depends on the success of the first film.
The Sean Daniel Company does have some experience with fantasy material, being the producer of the Mummy franchise for Universal. It is also the production company behind the upcoming remake of Ben-Hur. Platige Films has experience with Geralt himself, being a feature-film subsidiary of the company that produced the cinematics for all three of The Witcher games. Tomasz Bagiński, an Academy Award-nominated director, who also served as the director of the cinematics for the games will direct.
Qué loco!! Espero hagan una buena adaptación.