And Ryan Reynolds is set to star.
Netflix has picked up the rights to a live-action movie based on Dragon’s Lair, according to a new report.
The Hollywood Reporter said Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds is in talks to star in and produce the film.
Dragon’s Lair began life as a popular ’80s arcade game that caught the eye for its animation-style graphics, by ex-Disney animator Don Bluth, and laserdisc tech. In the game, protagonist Dirk the Daring is a knight who attempts to rescue Princess Daphne from the evil dragon Singe, who has locked the princess in the evil wizard Mordroc’s castle. Gameplay wise, it’s a rock hard interactive cartoon quicktime event fest, and looks like this:
Dragon’s Lair was so popular it ended up ported to pretty much everything, and eventually spawned a sequel in 1991. However, Dragon’s Lair declined in popularity as the video game industry moved on, and it’s now considered ’80s retro cool – even popping up in Netflix’s own Stranger Things.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dan and Kevin Hageman, who worked on The Lego Movie, will write the script for the Netflix show.
Reynolds is no stranger to video games, of course. He stars in Free Guy, an upcoming movie that’s basically about a Grand Theft Auto NPC who fights back.