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Dragon’s Lair Going Live Action
Would you be interested in seeing the world famous Dragon’s Lair laserdisc arcade game become a live action film? Then sometime down the road you’ll be able to enjoy it on Netflix, as the company has finalized a deal to bring the adaptation to their streaming service. Ryan Reynolds has been in talks to play Dirk The Daring; no mention yet who they are looking to have play Princess Daphne. Don Bluth (the original producer/director of the game) is also involved, so that’s a plus. It would be interesting if this could be made in a way where the viewer can vote to chose the path for Dirk, although if you want to play Dragon’s Lair, it’s