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The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Netflix is working on a live-action film based on 1983 arcade hit, Dragon’s Lair. The protagonist, Dirk the Daring – a knight who battles Singe, the evil, titular dragon – will be portrayed by none other than Deadpool himself, Ryan Reynolds.

Judging by this casting choice, Dragon’s Lair should be quite the comedic romp. Its script is being penned by The Lego Movie and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’s Dan and Kevin Hageman. Reynolds will produce the film via his banner, Maximum Effort.

Dragon’s Lair debuted in 1983 for arcades in the LaserDisc format and was later ported to countless other platforms, such as the Commodore 64, Amiga, Super NES, and Sega CD. Featuring animation by ex-Disney animator Don Bluth, the interactive movie game is regarded by many as one of the best arcade titles of all time.

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  1. Man how I loved that game… Not sure why tho cause it was hard as hell and a quarter eating machine. But in the early 80’s when arcade games were all the rage, there was nothing like this one and it always had the biggest crowds gathered around it.

    I’ll be interested in how it turns out. I’ve recently been rewatching Daredevil and that series is just absolutely superb! Longmire, Stranger Things…. Netflix can knock it out of the park when they want to. I’ll remain optimistic about this.

  2. If it was done in animation with the exact same style but Ryan’s wit… maybe. But a live action Dragon’s Lair? Nah man.

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