Given the incredible success of Game of Thrones and The Hobbit, it’s time to hop on the fantasy bandwagon. The audience is there and willing to hand over time, money, and enthusiasm to good stories. Warner Bros has taken notice of this and acquired rights to make a Dungeons & Dragons film. If done properly, it could be amazing. They have plenty of characters, locations, and campaigns to build big stories.
The studio is actually quite far along in the development of the project, as it will use a script by Wrath Of The Titans and Red Riding Hood scribe and Frank Darabont protege David Leslie Johnson. That script, Chainmail, was acquired last year as a free-standing project, based on an obscure game that was also hatched by D&D designer Gary Gygax before he and Dave Arneson launched D&D. It is being retro-fitted to fit the much bigger game creation. The film will be produced by The Lego Movie producer Roy Lee and Courtney Solomon.
Hey, whatever they make probably won’t be worse than the Dungeons & Dragons that came out in 2000. Probably.