Full Trailer for Netflix's 'The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf' Anime
by Alex Billington
August 10, 2021
"Hunting monsters for coin wasn't enough?!" Netflix has unveiled the full official trailer for a film called The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, a spin-off anime feature complimenting their live-action fantasy series "The Witcher". Arriving on Netflix later this month for those interested. The world of The Witcher expands in this anime origin story: Before Geralt (played by Henry Cavill on the show), there was Vesemir -- a cocky young witcher who delights in slaying monsters for coin. When a dangerous new power rises on the Continent, Vesemir learns some witchering jobs are about more than just money… The voice cast includes Theo James as Vesemir, along with Graham McTavish, Mary McDonnell, and Lara Pulver. This anime film was made by Studio Mir in Korea, also known for " The Legend of Korra" and "The Boondocks" and "Voltron: Legendary Defender", among many other shows. So this looks pretty dang good - even if you don't watch "The Witcher" series or know anything about it, this film might still be a worth a watch anyway.
Here's the trailers (+ posters) for Kwang Il Han's The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, on YouTube:
The world of The Witcher expands in this anime origin story: Before Geralt, there was his mentor Vesemir (Theo James) -- a swashbuckling young witcher who escaped a life of poverty to slay monsters for coin. But when a strange new monster begins terrorizing a politically-fraught kingdom, Vesemir finds himself on a frightening adventure that forces him to confront the demons of his past, and also learn that some witchering jobs are about more than just money… The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is directed by the Korean animation filmmaker Kwang Il Han from Studio Mir, directing his first feature film, after directing episodes of "The Boondocks" and working as animation director and artist on "The Legend of Korra" and "Voltron: Legendary Defender". Based on the book series "The Witcher' by Andrzej Sapkowski. Netflix will debut The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf streaming starting August 23rd, 2021 this summer. Who's in?
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