'The Mummy' Producer Plans Film Version of 'The Witcher' In 2017

Over its multi-media life, novelist Andrzej Sapkowski's The Witcher franchise has been seen in prose, comics, film, television and (perhaps most well known to American audiences) a video game series. But the world of monster hunter Geralt of Rivia has never been a Hollywood production.

ComingSoon.net has word that The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor producer Sean Daniel is planning on correcting that with a major motion picture slated for 2017.

The film will reportedly be directed by Academy Award-nominated Polish director Tomasz Bagiński who previously directed introduction sequences for the first two Witcher video games. The screenplay – based on stories from Sapkowski's The Last Wish collection – will be written by Grimm writer Thania St. John.

Set for 2017, the film will be co-produced by The Sean Daniel Company (also behind the incoming Ben-Hur remake) and Platige Films. However before that gets underway, game developer CD Projekt RED will release their third installment in the Witcher game franchise, "The Wild Hunt," later this year.

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