Netflix reportedly in talks to produce live-action Dragon's Lair featuring Ryan Reynolds

Dragons Lair
Dragons Lair (Image credit: Digital Leisure Inc.)

What you need to know

  • Dragon's Lair is a classic arcade game infamous for its difficulty.
  • According to THR, Netflix is working on a live-action Dragon's Lair work starring Ryan Reynolds.
  • Dragon's Lair released in arcades in 1983.

Dragon's Lair is a an arcade game that first released back in 1983 with a simple premise. Players control Dirk the Daring, a knight attempting to rescue Princess Daphne from the dragon Singe and wizard Mordroc. 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.

Reynolds is an accomplished actor well known for starring in films like Deadpool. Reynolds will also help produce Dragon's Lair, alongside Roy Lee and Trevor Engelson. Per THR, Netflix has obtained the rights for an adaption to the game after almost a year of talks. Brothers Dan and Kevin Hageman, who wrote The Lego Movie, will be writing the script for Dragon's Lair.

Netflix has adapted other video games into new properties, with an animated Castlevania show and a live-action series for The Witcher, as well as an upcoming Witcher anime film. We'll have to wait and see exactly what form this Dragon's Lair project takes.

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

4 Comments
  • I always like to see Ryan Reynolds get roles. I believe he does not get enough credit. He is a very good actor.
  • USE CARBONADIUM KATANAS. CARBONADIUM KATANAS does not exist in this franchise.
  • Oh please don't ruin my favorite game of all time. I'm not saying Ryan Reynolds is a bad choice. I'm just asking that they don't ruin it altogether with a live action version. :/
  • Somebody out there tweeted that this is useless is he's not dying a bunch... 😁 (you know, like the game)