Aura24 recently got in contact with one of the writers and got this response:
Quote: Daniel Altiere
So sorry for the let down but we're as disappointed as you are. I'm afraid we're just the writers -- no more than hired hands. We didn't even know the project was cancelled until months after they pulled the plug.
Did you consider writing the gaming company? They're the ones who made the decision to go in a different direction. And if we knew what that direction was we'd share it with you. Again sorry for the disappointment. Wish we had more encouraging news for you.
With no news since May 2008, it was only to be expected. I've readded the full synopsis of the proposed movie back to the The Legend of Spyro 3D page in case you are interested in what might have been.
The director of the film will be Mark Dippe (Garfield’s Fun Fest, The Reef, Garfield Gets Real) and it is being written by Daniel and Steven Altiere (Dr. Dolittle, Scooby Doo 3, Garfield’s Fun Fest).
There is a synopsis of the story which will be very familiar to you if you've played The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning, it's essentially the same but with some minor changes. This is intended to be the first in a franchise of Spyro films.
- First appearance on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
- Epic culmination of "Legend of Spyro" storyline Spyro finally faces the Dark Master
- Fly at any time - first free flight in a Spyro game
- Co-op play with Cynder (female dragon)
- Global release Oct/Nov 2008
Other platforms aren't mentioned but I wouldn't cross them out just yet.
And even though this will wrap up the Legend of Spyro story they also go on to mention that annual releases of Spyro on all major gaming platforms in 2009 and beyond are planned.
UPDATE: Called "Legend of Spyro: Darkest Hour"? EBgames, they list PS3, PS2, Wii, Xbox 360 and DS versions of the game.
Thanks go to Vitani333 on SpyroForum and Neal from SpyroWorld.
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The film will apparently be based around the Legend of Spyro games.