The Witcher Creator Is An “Ungrateful Schmuck,” Says Metro 2033 Author
Back in 1993, Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski created the fantasy series The Witcher, which would eventually go on to spawning multiple video games under the CD Projekt RED banner, as well as, more recently, an upcoming Netflix TV adaptation. Sapkowski, however, lacked the foresight – or the trust in CDPR – to play the long game when selling the rights to the studio, and as such only settled for a flat fee, which has recently led to his likely ill-fated attempts at getting additional payment from the developer.
Now, amidst the ongoing battle between Andrzej Sapkowski and CD Projekt RED, Russian author Dmitry Glukhosvky has revealed his opinion on Sapkowski, and, well, he really doesn’t like him. The creator of the popular Metro 2033 series, Glukhosvky revealed in a recent interview with Ostrog that he, too, is a gamer, and thinks of Sapkowski as “an old fool.” Glukhosvky has profited significantly from the success of the Metro video game series, which suggests that he was much smarter about selling his video game rights than Sapkowski was, who he says “f*cked up.” Glukhosvky posits that the reason why Sapkowski filed the lawsuit against CD Projekt RED is due to his “wife nagging him about it in the evenings.”
Glukhosvky is seemingly relentless in his lambasting of Andrzej Sapkowski, going on to call The Witcher creator “an ungrateful schmuck,” stating that without the success of the video game series, he would never have gotten the deal with Netflix for the TV adaptation.
He is just an elderly man, he missed his chance, and well, what can you do? I feel sorry for the man.’’
Glukhosvky concluded his admonishments by stating that Sapkowski should let go of the lawsuit, as it has the potential to do harm to the Netflix TV adaptation. “He should not be doing [the lawsuit] because Netflix can get scared and back out. Netflix does not like legal issues.”
It also deserves mentioning that Mistborn author Brandon Sanderson would absolutely love to have his series receive book-to-video game adaptations, to the point where he would gladly give CDPR the rights to his books for free should they promise to do the series justice. Authors certainly come in all shapes and sizes.
The Witcher TV series will air at some point in the future, exclusively for Netflix.
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