Warner Bros. to Develop New DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Movie

     May 7, 2013

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While the current slate of blockbuster movies seem to be all superheroes and sci-fi, Warner Bros. is looking to reboot one of the bastions of swords-and-sorcery stories.  The studio is looking to develop a feature film franchise based on the long-running fantasy role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons.  “But wait,” you say, “didn’t someone already try that with the horrendous 2000 movie by the same name?”  Why yes they did!  Thirteen years is apparently enough of a cooling-off period to warrant another try.  It looks like the picture is already fairly far along the road to development thanks to a reworking of an existing script.  Hit the jump for more.

dungeons-and-dragonsDeadline reports that WB is keen on restarting the Dungeons & Dragons film franchise and will attempt to do it with a reworked script from screenwriter David Leslie Johnson (Wrath of the Titans).  Johnson’s script for a movie titled Chainmail was based on an earlier version of the RPG from D&D developer Gary Gygax.  The story is being beefed up in order to fit a larger world and make a fitting start to a hopeful franchise.  Producing the picture will be Roy Lee (The Lego Movie) and Courtney Solomon, who produced the 2000 flop, Dungeons & Dragons.  Allan Zeman – also of Dungeons & Dragons … seeing a pattern here? – will serve as executive producer.  If at first you don’t succeed, repeat the exact same steps and hope for something different.  There’s a definition of insanity in here somewhere…

According to the write-up, the studio is taking the script to filmmakers and is treating it as a big priority with the intention of introducing a whole new generation to D&D.

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