From Warner Bros Pictures, Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures and Sweetpea Entertainment comes the live-action big screen adaptation of the world’s most famous and original RPG – Dungeons & Dragons.
David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2, Wrath of the Titans) has written a script for the upcoming film which has yet to sign a director or any actors at this time. There was a legal dispute holding up the process between Warner Bros. and Hasbro but that appears to have been settled now.
“We are so excited about bringing the world of Dungeons & Dragons to life on the big screen. This is far and away the most well-known brand in fantasy, which is the genre that drives the most passionate film followings. D&D has endless creative possibilities, giving our filmmakers immense opportunities to delight and thrill both fans and moviegoers new to the property,” said Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.
“This is such an enormous opportunity to bring the rich fantasy setting of the Forgotten Realms to life and, together with the creative powerhouse of Warner Bros., use movies to tell the stories that have enchanted passionate D&D fans for decades. D&D is the role-playing game that started it all and now we have the opportunity to ignite a franchise for its legions of avid fans in a way never done before,” said said Stephen Davis, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer of Hasbro, Inc.
Dungeons & Dragons has seen a live-action film release before in 2000 (starring Jeremy Irons and Marlon Wayans), but the feature didn’t have much success and over 15 years later – here we are giving it another shot.
Source: Warner Bros