Dragon's Lair creators launch Kickstarter campaign to fund film adaptation

Both Don Bluth and Gary Goldman have come together once again to launch a Kickstarter campaign to help fund Dragon's Lair: The Movie.


A film adaptation of Dragon’s Lair is currently on Kickstarter with both Don Bluth and Gary Goldman announcing they’ll take part in the project if it becomes fully funded.

Both Bluth and Goldman are seeking a total of $550,000 in funding to bring the project to life, or at least a version of the film that can be pitched to major motion film studios, private investors, and/or investment banks for loans and/or equity investment. The Dragon’s Lair: The Movie project is estimated to cost $70 million to produce with its pitched version consisting of a unique teaser presentation that will include a section of the script with recorded dialogues, storyboards, some animation and color art direction.

As is the case with the majority of Kickstarter projects, there are a number of rewards available for those who decide to fund Dragon’s Lair: The Movie. Rewards range from Dragon’s Lair postcards, lanyards, a Dirk pin, a copy of the film’s Blu-ray version, and more. Some of the more expensive pledge rewards includes a Princess Daphne statue, a Don Bluth Animation Masterclass, and a live mentoring from Don Bluth himself.

The Dragon’s Lair: The Movie Kickstarter campaign has a month to go, and as of this writing, has funded over $15,000. If you have any interest in seeing a Dragon’s Lair movie, then head on over to the Kickstarter campaign to show your support.

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    October 26, 2015 12:56 PM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Dragon's Lair creators launch Kickstarter campaign to fund film adaptation

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      October 26, 2015 1:20 PM

      The Dragon’s Lair: The Movie project is estimated to cost $70 million to produce

      Man... I thought you were saying that the creators of a culturally irrelevant FMV artifact really wanted $70 million real dollars to create another animated version of the same artifact.

      You got me good! Pledge $300 or more - A “Dragon’s Lair : The Movie” donor T-shirt... amazing stuff.

      Yeah, threadshitting, but this is utter insanity.

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        October 26, 2015 9:52 PM

        thats a lot of fn money. $70mil should make one hell of a movie... game... movie.. game... thing.

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      October 26, 2015 2:04 PM

      But I saw the movie. Hell, I *ACTED* in it. Also Space Ace.

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      October 26, 2015 2:21 PM

      Wasn't there already an animated TV series?

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        October 26, 2015 3:21 PM

        Yep. And it was terrible. I think there were maybe 5 or 6 episodes in total before they yanked it. Wikipedia says there were 12 episodes. I may have given up on it before I saw all of them. They tried to keep the "If Dirk chose this path" branching thing, but it just wasn't necessary for a show. I'd have to say the same thing for the movie.

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      October 26, 2015 3:07 PM

      This is the lamest Kickstarter ever. They want $500,000 to put together a teaser to try and get $70,000,000 to make the film.

      I can't believe how delusional and sad they are.

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      October 26, 2015 3:21 PM

      An animated fantasy movie with a mere mortal knight working his way through a fatal labyrinth of a castle to rescue a princess? umkay, that might have merit. I liked Bluth's art direction for the game. A movie scale of that might work. The script though. Ugh. I fear what a mess it would be.

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      October 26, 2015 4:46 PM

      It'll be released on Bluray, HD-DVD, DVD, Laser Disc, CD-ROM, ATRAC, VHS, Cassette Tape, Betamaxx, Eight Track, Super 8, and Kodak Carousel.

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        October 26, 2015 4:53 PM

        Don't forget the VR experience where you're in a virtual living room watching the film on a big screen.

        THE FUTURE!

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      October 26, 2015 5:11 PM

      Just watched the pitch... what in the fuck was that?

      "Why don't you make a DRAGON LAIRS movie?"

      Guy keeps pluralizing lair. For a 500K Kickstarter that celebrates a 30 year old property. It's a little like the Key and Pelee parking attendants talking about "vallie kilmers" and "robert downie juniors".

      There is a comment on the Kickstarter that's subtle enough to not have been nuked:
      Finally, there is hope of seeing Dragon Layers up on the big screen.


      Just the intro alone with two dudes talking about how they beat each other at Dragon's Lair. How is that even possible! It's a single player game about route memorization!

      I'd rather give money to the lazer razor.

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      October 26, 2015 5:32 PM

      directed by uwe boll?

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