Ryan Reynolds is set to star in another video game movie. Following his starring role as Pikachu in Detective Pikachu and as the main character in Free Guy, he is in talks to play Dirk the Daring in a new Dragon’s Lair movie for Netflix, according to The Hollywood Reporter and confirmed by Netflix.
Netflix reportedly negotiated for "almost a year" before closing a deal to get the Dragon’s Lair movie rights. The Lego Movie writers Dan and Kevin Hageman will write the script, but no director has been named of as yet.
Dragon’s Lair creators Don Bluth and Gary Goldman will produce the movie, alongside The Departed producer Roy Lee. The story follows a knight, Dirk the Daring, who embarks on a quest to save Princess Daphne from an evil dragon and a wizard.