Ryan Reynolds will next be seen… uh, sometime this year (hopefully)… in ‘Free Guy’, in which he plays a character named Guy who discovers that he is an NPC in a violent video game that respawns every day just to go through the same war zone as the day before until he discovers a pair of goggles that make him a more integral part of the gameplay. And he’s following that project up with another video game-based film– an adaptation of ’80s arcade staple ‘Dragon’s Lair’. After a year of negotiations, Netflix has landed the rights to turn this animated game into a film, and Reynolds is in talks to star and produce. Should he sign-on (and it sounds as though he is close) he will produce through his Maximum Effort banner. Also producing is Roy Lee via Vertigo Entertainment and Trevor Engelson via Underground Films. Reynolds recently starred in the Netflix original movie ‘6 Underground’, directed by Michael Bay. The original ‘Dragon’s Lair’ game was innovative in that it swapped out the usual ’80s 8-bit graphics for slick animation by Don Bluth (‘An American Tail’, ‘All Dogs Go to Heaven’), who co-created the game with Rick Dyer. Bluth is […]
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