CD Projekt RED wants The Witcher to move beyond games
Maybe we could expect a movie a few years from now.
CD Projekt RED’s managing director Adam Badowski he wants the \Witcher series to move into other formats of media, past just video games, which are already based on novels written by Andrzej Sapkowski.
“It’s true that the game was based on the popularity of the Witcher novels, so there’s no sense in wondering what came first, the chicken or the egg,” Badowski said. “In this case, the books and the author are both of those things.
“Our cooperation has a strict and defined direction. I can’t imagine Andrzej Sapkowski playing a game to do research for the new novels. This is unlikely and would look like writing a book for a game or movie release, which ends badly in most cases; the novel winds up in a collector’s edition and then covers with dust somewhere on the gamer’s shelf.
“We want to develop The Witcher’s universe in other media, not only video games. We have Mr. Sapkowsk’s blessing and what we create is in line with his vision of the world, no matter how the saga will evolve.
“We want The Witcher’s universe to be a part of pop-culture like Star Wars or The Lord of the Rings, and for our fanbase to expand rapidly. We just have to carefully and diligently do our thing.”
We can completely see a movie happening a few years from now. Or maybe a TV show? The HBO TV series of Game of Thrones would certainly hint at the possibility, especially since the two franchises have a lot in common when it comes to themes and tone.
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