When it first released back in the 1980s, Dragon's Lair was one of the best looking games ever made. In it, he attempted to rescue Princess Daphnie from the dragon Singe and the wizard Mordroc.
Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds is now in talks to star in the adaptation and co-produce it through his Maximum Effort banner. Thanks to its awesome animation, colourful art and Laserdisc technology, the game looked unlike any other game found in arcades during that time. According to an exclusive report from The Hollywood Reporter (THR), Netflix has closed a deal to create a live-action adaption of this game, with negotiations for the work to star Ryan Reynolds. It would spawn a few sequels and ports to various consoles. They'll produce alongside Vertigo Entertainment's Roy Lee and Underground Films's Trevor Engelson. The Hagemans previously worked on The LEGO Movie and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. The game was largely comprised of sequences animated by famed ex-Disney animator Don Bluth, who you know from his directorial efforts An American Tail, The Land Before Time, All Dogs Go to Heaven, and many more.
The game franchise was also adapted into a short-lived animated series that aired on ABC in 1984 and a comic book series debuted in 2003.
The actor is in talks to star in and produce Netflix's Dragon's Lair film based on the '80s arcade game. However, Dragon's Lair is now without a director or a start date. Ryan is in talks for the lead role as well as co-producing duties.
Given the nature of the original game and Netflix's previous experiments with interactive programming like Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, we could easily see Dragon's Lair being developed as an interactive movie.