Ryan Reynolds in Talks for Live-Action Dragon’s Lair Movie


After the success of Michael Bay’s 6 Underground, which Netflix claims was watched by 83 million people in its first 4 weeks of release, it appears that Netflix and Ryan Reynolds will be continuing to work together in the near future. The streaming giant is reportedly setting up an adaptation of the ’80s arcade game Dragon’s Lair and they have Reynolds in mind to star. Although the game was known for its beautiful animation by Don Bluth, this will not be an animated movie but rather live-action. Hit the jump for more details.

According to Variety, Ryan Reynolds is in talks to produce and star in a live-action Dragon’s Lair movie for Netflix. The project is also being produced by Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment and Trevor Engelson of Underground Films with the script set to be written by Dan and Kevin Hageman (The Lego Movie, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark). Don Bluth is also attached as a producer; he had been trying to get an animated Dragon’s Lair movie made for years with a successful Indiegogo campaign back in 2016.

Ryan Reynolds has been doubling down on video game-related movies as of late with Pokemon: Detective Pikachu and the upcoming Free Guy. He is also working on a movie based on the board game Clue with his frequent collaborators, Deadpool screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Either way, the character of Dirk the Daring seems like a good fit for Reynolds and his comedically overconfident persona. Are you looking forward to a Dragon’s Lair movie?

  • MartyMcFlyJr

    That article about Underground 6 has an interesting note about what counts as a viewer in the eyes of Netflix. “Netflix’s audience metric, which is not verified by a third party, now
    counts a viewer as someone who watches at least two minutes of a film or
    show. Previously, it was 70 percent.”

    That’s insanely low. I would love to know the number that finished it.

  • Deven Science


  • Deven Science

    My only complaint is that Ryan Reynolds is a little old for Dirk the Daring. Cast someone younger for the role.