It has been more than a year since we revealed Netflix’s The Witcher spinoff anime movie, Nightmare of the Wolf. Since then, we have not heard much about it either official or unofficial, aside from the fact that it would be about Geralt’s mentor Vesemir.
The biggest and latest development was that in December 2020, Netflix unveiled the logo of the film on the final day of Witchmas, much to the excitement of fans worldwide. A surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one!
Now thanks to a tip from our reader Bernardo Martinho who sent us the screenshot of the Portuguese Netflix page, we know the duration of the movie. The film will run 1 hour and 21 minutes and it will be in 2D anime format.
To quickly recap everything else, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf will focus on Geralt’s mentor and father figure, Vesemir and is written by Beau De Mayo who also wrote the third episode of Season 1 and the second episode of Season 2 of The Witcher series.
DeMayo teased his film back in 2020 saying: “I think, with the live action but also with the anime, it was just so important that it not just be an action fest, that there’d be a story there. That there’d be emotion there that’s really sincere. A lot of people underrate animation, especially anime sometimes, for being able to deliver emotion, really poignant emotion.”
He added: “Some of that stuff was really baked in my DNA. The Sailor Moon of it all, Dragon Ball Z, big spectacle action that… Like a Dragon Ball Z-type action scene looks goofy in live action. But it looks badass in the animation.”
The official description of the movie reads:
“Long before mentoring Geralt, Vesemir begins his own journey as a witcher after the mysterious Deglan claims him through the Law of Surprise.
The movie will be developed by the Korean Studio Mir who are most famous famous for the animation of Legend of Korra. Here’s a little glimpse of Studio Mir’s work and animation style:
Although the official release date has not been announced, it is expected to be released in the first half of 2021. We expect to see more information on the series closer to the release date and Redanian Intelligence will keep you posted on it.