Looks like we are indeed getting another Dungeons and Dragons movie.

After a six-day trial last year pertaining to the movie rights, Hasbro, Warner Bros. and Sweetpea Entertainment have worked out a deal to produce a new movie, and it’s going to be handled by Lego Movie producer Roy Lee (The Ring, The Grudge).

The movie is set to be based by a script by David Leslie Johnson (Wrath of the Titans) and has Hasbro Chief exec Brian Goldner and Chief content officer Steven Davis on board. As of the moment, the movie is going to take place in the Forgotten Realms, a popular D&D Campaign setting.

“We are so excited about bringing the world of Dungeons & Dragons to life on the big screen,” said Greg Silverman, president of creative development and worldwide production at Warner Bros. Pictures. “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.”
Dungeons-and-DragonsBear in mind that there was a D&D movie all the way back in 2001 and it wasn’t all that great, but it set the pace for more to be made. This was followed by two more films which premiered on SyFy Channel, called Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God and Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness which came out in 2005 and 2012 respectively.

Warner Bros. also attempted to commission a screenplay on the game four years ago but they didn’t have a rights for it. The game initially became popular in 1974 and has remained popular since, with millions of fans and players worldwide, with the game currently in it’s 5th edition.

Hopefully this new film will be the blockbuster the fans deserve on the big screen. Fingers crossed that the producers don’t roll a critical fail.

via Hollywood Reporter, Comicbook.com

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