Ryan Reynolds In Talks To Star In ‘Dragon’s Lair’ Adaption From Netflix

Get your swords and shields ready and head to your nearest arcade because Dragon’s Lair is coming to Netflix. The streaming service announced today that Ryan Reynolds is in talks to star and produce a live-action adaption of the beloved 80s video game.

First released in 1983, the game centered on Dirk the Daring, a knight that must rescue Princess Daphne from a sinister dragon, aptly named Singe. The game was one of the first to bring a cinematic style to video games and even made an appearance in season 2 of Stranger Things.

THR reports Reynolds will produce the project with this company Maximum Effort. Roy Lee, producer of It: Chapter Two, will produce under Vertigo Entertainment and will join Trevor Engelson, under Underground Films. Dan and Kevin Hageman, who worked on The Lego Movie and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, will pen the script.

Though no release date has been given, you can catch Reynolds in the Netflix film 6 Underground.

A D.C area native, Cortland has been interested in media since birth. Taking film classes in high school and watching the classics with family instilled a love of film in Cortland’s formative years. Before graduating with a degree in English and minoring in Film Study from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, Cortland ran the college’s radio station, where she frequently reviewed films on air. She then wrote for another D.C area publication before landing at Punch Drunk Critics. Aside from writing and interviewing, she enjoys podcasts, knitting, and talking about representation in media.


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