Ryan Reynolds has entered into negotiations to star in Netflix’s live-action adaptation of the video game ‘Dragon’s Lair’.
Reynolds’ deal will also see him produce the story which saw a knight named Dirk the Daring embark on an adventure to rescue the fetching Princess Daphne from the clutches of the evil dragon known as Singe and the wizard Mordroc in the 80s’ game.
Netflix has spent the best part of a year in talks to acquire the rights to the game. Dan and Kevin Hageman, who worked on ‘The Lego Movie’ and most recently Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’, will write the script.
Roy Lee will produce via Vertigo Entertainment with Trevor Engelson of Underground Films. Don Bluth, Gary Goldman and Jon Pomeroy are also producing. Reynolds will produce via his banner, Maximum Effort.
Reynolds is no stranger to working with Netflix, he starred in the ‘6 Underground’ and has also been filming ‘Red Notice’ alongside Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot before the current COVID-19 pandemic shut the picture down for the foreseeable future. He is also due to star in another video game adaptation this year in ‘Free Guy’. His other upcoming projects include the sequel ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife’ alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek and voicing the character of Heard in ‘Croods 2’.