Ryan Reynolds in Talks to Star in ‘Dragon’s Lair’ Flick for Netflix

Dragons Lair Dirk Baby Tee
Dragons Lair Dirk Baby Tee

Ryan Reynolds is in talks to star in and produce a live-action feature adaptation of the ’80s arcade game “Dragon’s Lair” for Netflix.

Roy Lee will produce through his Vertigo Entertainment with Trevor Engelson of Underground Films. Don Bluth, Gary Goldman and Jon Pomeroy are also producing. Reynolds will produce through his Maximum Effort production company.

Dan and Kevin Hageman, whose credits include “The Lego Movie” and “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” are attached to write the script. “Dragon’s Lair” put players in the shoes of Dirk the Daring as he attempted to rescue Princess Daphne from the dragon Singe and the wizard Mordroc.

Man, I pumped so many quarters into this game. I was just terrible at it. Hopefully the movie is better.

Learn more at Variety.

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Weekend Box Office Chart for the weekend of March 13th to March 15th

Onward
Onward

The Wuhan Flu continues to increase and effect the global box office. Sadly expect to see numbers go even lower and movie goers go out less and less for the next month or so.

  1. Onward $10.5 Total: $60.2
  2. I Still Believe $9.5 Total: $9.5
  3. Bloodshot $9.3 Total: $10.5
  4. The Invisible Man $6.0 Total: $64.4
  5. The Hunt $5.3 Total: $5.7
  6. Sonic the Hedgehog $2.5 Total: $145.8
  7. The Way Back $2.4 Total: $13.4
  8. The Call of the Wild $2.2 Total: $62.1
  9. Emma $1.3 Total: $10.0
  10. Bad Boys for Life $1.1 Total: $204.2

Weekend Box Office Chart for the weekend of March 6th to March 8th

Onward
Onward

Onward is stilling in first with a 87% score on Rotten Tomatoes. No suppose it’s doing well, it’s a fun flick.

  1. Onward $41.63 Total: $41.63
  2. The Invisible Man $32.85 Total: $54.03
  3. Sonic The Hedgehog $17.67 Total: $141.14
  4. The Call of the Wild $15.47 Total: $57.81
  5. The Way Back $8.82 Total: $8.82
  6. Bad Boys for Life $6.09 Total: $202.29
  7. Emma $6.01 Total: $7.14
  8. Birds of Prey $5.11 Total: $82.77
  9. 1917 $3.22 Total: $158
  10. Jumanji: The Next Level $2.81 Total: $315.97

What! Bob Iger Done as Disney CEO Effective Today

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Disney Paint Strokes and Characters Infant T-Shirt

“The Walt Disney Company announced this afternoon that Robert Iger, the company’s long-time CEO who ushered in the company’s lush franchise and entertainment platform profits, will step down immediately as chief executive. Bob Chapek, a long-time senior exec at the company who most recently held the position of Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, will succeed him.”

and

“Chapek, as head of Disney’s Parks Division was a somewhat divisive figure in that he led with a ‘value engineering’ (the Imagineering word for trimming cool stuff) and budget concious strategy instead of the more popular ‘let Imagineers do the most’ tactic that has produced some of the Parks most enduring rides and experiences. Disney Twitter has been quick to descend upon the Chapek choice as a sign of possible rough times ahead for Parks budgets.”

Tech Crunch has the full story.

Weekend Box Office Chart for February 21st to February 23rd

Sonic the Hedgehog Face Youth Beanie Gloves Set
Sonic the Hedgehog Face Youth Beanie Gloves Set

Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog managed to stay ahead of The Call of the Wild for its second weekend at #1.

  1. Sonic the Hedgehog $26.3 Total: $106.6
  2. The Call of the Wild $24.8 Total: $24.8
  3. Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn $7.0 Total: $72.5
  4. Brahms: The Boy II $5.9 Total: $5.9
  5. Bad Boys for Life $5.8 Total: $191.1
  6. 1917 $4.4 Total: $151.9
  7. Fantasy Island $4.1 Total: $20.1
  8. Parasite $3.1 Total: $48.9
  9. Jumanji: The Next Level $3.0 Total: $310.9
  10. The Photograph $2.8 Total: $17.6