Bagiński to direct The Witcher movie

Tomasz Bagiński, who was nominated for an Oscar for his film, ‘The Cathedral’, and who also created cinematics for The Witcher computer game will be the director of full-length feature film about Geralt the witcher, the hero of Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels, Platige Films announced.

Platige also said that The Sean Daniel Company, an established American production company – known for ‘The Mummy’ franchise, a new adaptation of ‘Ben-Hur’, which is currently in production, or the television series ‘The Expanse’ – has become Platige Films’ official partner in preparation for the production of the movie.

The film will be based on themes from the short stories ‘The Witcher’ and ‘Lesser Evil’ from ‘The Last Wish’ collection. It  will be an introduction to the Witcher’s world and is planned to be the beginning of a series. Thania St. John, an experienced Hollywood scriptwriter, author of such television productions as ‘Grimm’, ‘Chicago Fire’ and ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, is working on the script as well as on its film and television continuation.

The film is intended for international distribution, its world premiere is planned for 2017.
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