Spyro The Dragon Burning On To Screens?

Computer game set for adaptation

Spyro The Dragon Burning On To Screens?

by Olly Richards |
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Computer games have rarely – sorry, never – made good movies. Ever. But maybe that's because movie makers have almost always chosen to adapt games with real humans in them. Maybe the answer is cute little purple dragons.

The Animation Picture Company will certainly be hoping so as they've just secured the movie rights to Spyro the Dragon, the star of a '90s computer game by Sierra Entertainment and Vivendi.

We were a good ten years too old to play Spyro, but it was essentially about a little lavender-coloured dragon who flew around collection treasure and doing bad things to bad people. The animated movie version will reportedly be based on recent Legend of Spyro game trilogy, which is considered a relaunch of the title. Dr. Dolittle scribes Steve and Dan Altiere have been hired to write the script. So that's a really terrific start. Expect this to be, y'know, for kids.

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