Netflix, Castlevania and The Witcher

AsheramAsheram Member UncommonPosts: 2,538
edited May 25 in General Gaming
Netflix to produce "The Witcher" tv series and a animated "Castlevania" series. :smiley:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/05/17/netflix-to-produce-the-witcher-tv-series



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Post edited by Asheram on
I cast my vote for Mads Mikkleson as Geralt and Eva Green as Yennefer. :wink:
  1. Mads Mikkleson as Geralt16 votes
    1. Yes
      12.50%
    2. HELL YEAH!
      37.50%
    3. no
      50.00%
  2. Eva Green as Yennefer16 votes
    1. Yes
      25.00%
    2. HELL YEAH!
      31.25%
    3. no
      43.75%
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  • 13thBen13thBen Member UncommonPosts: 120
    This ones gotta be good :D
  • FlemFlem BrisbaneMember UncommonPosts: 2,842
    Not sure about Mads, here's a few i think would suit the role of Geralt:
    • Viggo Mortensen
    • Gerard Butler
    • Travis Fimmel
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  • epoqepoq Richmond, VAMember UncommonPosts: 360
    Mads is a fantastic actor, but he has such a distinguishable accent that would take Geralt's video game persona to a different place for me - we're all so used to that iconic voice in the games.   I would still be into it, though, it would just take some adjusting.  
  • MrMelGibsonMrMelGibson USAMember EpicPosts: 2,234
    Heard about Castle Vania, but first time I'm hearing about Witcher.  If it's true, it could be amazing.
  • NycteliosNyctelios Novo Hamburgo - RS - BrazilMember EpicPosts: 2,248
    edited May 31
    Mads is my favorite actor and I admire him as a person. He is smart, funny and has a good heart. Yet - I think the "smart ass" kinda "rebel" behavior of Geralt that smirks every time he has the chance to to so wouldn't fit him as well as the silent type he does so well.

    And I don't expect anything from any media with Castlevania on it, so I wouldn't be disappointed either way.
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  • DakeruDakeru Member EpicPosts: 3,155
    I feel the joke where he starts up the NES game kind of backfires.

    The story really seems to be based on the absolutely basic plot of the games.
    That would have been cool in the 90s but with 30 years of evolving storyline where we even get to play as Dracula himself, this simple "vampire hunter moves out to kill a vampire" plot won't do it anymore.
  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCMember LegendaryPosts: 9,906
    @Nyctelios

    The spammer copy/pasted part of your post to use in his spam. Do you feel special? :)
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  • ste2000ste2000 londonMember EpicPosts: 6,194
    edited June 4
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    Hugh Jackman is perfect, great actor, smug face he can deliver Geralt dry humor.
    Add a huge scar to his face and white hairs and he is Geralt twin brother. 

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  • AsheramAsheram Member UncommonPosts: 2,538
    edited June 4
    ste2000 said:
    Hugh Jackman is perfect, great actor, smug face he can deliver Geralt dry humor.
    Add a huge scar to his face and white hairs and he is Geralt twin brother. 

    Or Solomon Kane's James Purefoy.


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  • AsheramAsheram Member UncommonPosts: 2,538
    Netflix has only released 4 episodes for Castlevania so far. I thought they were pretty good looking forward to more.
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  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Houston, TXMember EpicPosts: 15,101
    nope..

    unless the content is as good as say something like The Wire then I aint

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  • k61977k61977 Pendleton, SCMember RarePosts: 704
    Castlevania was good but come on 4 episodes and they called it a season.  If they do the witcher the same way no point in doing it. 

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  • DragnelusDragnelus UtrechtMember RarePosts: 1,870
    k61977 said:
    Castlevania was good but come on 4 episodes and they called it a season.  If they do the witcher the same way no point in doing it. 

    Was just a movie cutted into pieces :)


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  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAMember LegendaryPosts: 22,853
    k61977 said:
    Castlevania was good but come on 4 episodes and they called it a season.  If they do the witcher the same way no point in doing it. 


    Well, think if it as a short serial or "mini-series".

    Someone above said it was just a diced up movie. That very well could be the case.

    It sot of feels like an experiment ... can this work? Having seen the show I say "yes" now give us more.



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  • AsheramAsheram Member UncommonPosts: 2,538
    So there is going to be a second season with 8 episodes to be released some time in 2018.
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  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Chicago, ILMember EpicPosts: 5,703
    Netflix has been hit or miss with casting.  I hope they pick someone who can nail the part and a director who will do a great job.  Too many good actors around to consider just one or two at the moment.

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  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Houston, TXMember EpicPosts: 15,101
    Netflix has been hit or miss with casting.  I hope they pick someone who can nail the part and a director who will do a great job.  Too many good actors around to consider just one or two at the moment.
    In the games IP Flipping almost always goes horribly wrong. IP (intellectual property) flipping

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  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDMember EpicPosts: 21,106
    Netflix has been hit or miss with casting.  I hope they pick someone who can nail the part and a director who will do a great job.  Too many good actors around to consider just one or two at the moment.
    Yep case in point for those misses is the abomination they're calling death note, everything that director says removes it farther and farther from the Manga/Anime series it's spawned from. AS if that series wouldn't work as is for an American audience. But no, he wants something that relates to his own movie. The second he mentioned "super soldiers" and shadow ops, I lost all interest. 

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  • alkarionlogalkarionlog SMember UncommonPosts: 1,413
    yes lets make a serie/film of a video game, that never go wrong

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  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Houston, TXMember EpicPosts: 15,101
    yes lets make a serie/film of a video game, that never go wrong
    exact

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  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDMember EpicPosts: 21,106
    edited July 18
    yes lets make a serie/film of a video game, that never go wrong
    Technically it's based on the book series. Which the author himself is no fan of the Videogame adaptation. No one can really say books can't make for a compelling series. 
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  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCMember LegendaryPosts: 9,906
    Netflix has been hit or miss with casting.  I hope they pick someone who can nail the part and a director who will do a great job.  Too many good actors around to consider just one or two at the moment.
    They mostly "hit" although there is Iron Fist... I'll give you that :)
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  • MikaelJordanMikaelJordan Member CommonPosts: 20
    I think Mads Mikkelson is quite a "closest" casting to Geralt - maybe cus he's Danish and very good in expressing an intelligent, deathly character like Geralt. However, he looks a bit weak to be Geralt, in my opinion. My selection, if it's not Mads, will be Michael Fassbender - He not a good casting as Mads but he can do a good job at building up the image of Geralt as a tough fighter.

    On the other hand, I totally love the idea Eva Green as Yennefer, all she need is gain a bit of weight :D
  • Flyte27Flyte27 Greenwich, CTMember RarePosts: 4,056
    I'm fearful of what might result from the Witcher in this day and age.  It will end up being very family oriented and that is not what the Witcher world is like.  That's like taking James Bond and making him a family man or taking the villains and toning them down to the point they don't really seem that bad.  Modern day shows in America are very good at that.
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 14,381
    I'm not much into The Witcher but Castlevania was good if not way too short.
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