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Merlin Movie by Warner Bros. in Development

merlin-series-5-finale-part-2-diamond-of-the-day-(2)Warner Bros. are developing a Merlin movie, though it has nothing to do with the BBC series based on the titular character.

Despite the team behind BBC’s Merlin expressing a desire to get their own film off the ground, this will be an entirely new franchise.

Reports Variety:

Warner Bros. has closed a deal with “Game of Thrones” scribe Dave Hill and “Hanna” scribe David Farr to write “Merlin” for the studio.

Producer is Warner-based Donald De Line.

Hill worked his way up the “Game of Thrones” ladder, serving under series co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss before joining the ‘Thrones’ writing room. “Merlin” will probably sway to younger demo than “Thrones,” but the similar medieval setting explains why Warners would want to poach someone from that show.

  • TardisBoy

    If they try and do another “Young Merlin” then this will be terrible news. And I’ll be left saying, “Cant America come up with something original for once?” However if they do something unique with the Arthurian Legend then I will be happy. I love the many tales of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and I always have. So I’m always excited at the possibility of another twist on the already fascinating legend.

  • Koshei

    Well, seems it will be another example of wonderful copy-paste technique. I would really like to be wrong.

  • nicole

    I am a little indifferent to this happening. I’m a fan of the BBC show and all the actors in to, but this confuses me in a way that I can’t really explain. If it is done in a way that truly differs from other styles (King Arthur, Excalibur, Mists of Avalon, Sword in the Stone (cartoon I know)) then I think it can have potential. Only story, title and time will tell as the show Merlin is still VERY fresh in the fandom. I will be watching this.

  • DoctorPotterHolmes

    Merlin :'(

  • Nimueh123

    I wonder if they have asked any of the cast (like Colin or Bradley) to star in it?
    It is typical that some big film company jumps on the bandwagon and tries to ride on the success of a show. It is a shame that the movie plans for the BBC cast never happened. I would have loved to see them all on the big screen.


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