Spyro heading to the big screen

spyroThe next game series to transcend from a video game to the big screen will be the purple and adorable Spyro the Dragon. According to a report today in Variety, The Animation Picture Co. picked up the film rights from Sierra Entertainment and is planning to turn Spyro into a 3D CGI feature film.

Writers Steve and Dan Altiere (Dr. Dolittle 4 and 5) will pen a script based around the recent Legend of Spyro games, which are being planned as a trilogy. The most recently released game in that series was last week’s Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night for the Wii, PS2, DS and GBA.

Spyro will be The Animation Picture’s third feature film; the company just finished Garfield Gets Real with Garfield creator Jim Davis.

Considering that the Legend of Spyro game developers hired some big name Hollywood voice talent for their titles — namely actors Elijah Wood, Billy West and Gary Oldman voicing Spyro, Sparx and Ignitus, respectively — I would wager these individuals may be contacted to do the film.

As of now, no director has been hired nor does the Spyro film have a release date, so stay tuned!


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