New Dungeons & Dragons movie on the way

News Simon Brew
8 May 2013 - 06:56

A fresh attempt to make a hit movie franchise out Dungeons & Dragons is arriving from Warner Bros...

Even the most ardent Dungeons & Dragons fan isn't likely to have sat through the 2000 movie starring Jeremy Irons and concluded that it was a keeper. At a point when Lord Of The Rings and Harry Potter were firing fantasy cinema to box office and critical gold, Dungeons & Dragons endured a critical slaughtering and a box office return of $33m worldwide. The direct to DVD film that followed did not really improve matters.

However, it's now been revealed that Warner Bros is readying another attempt to bring Dungeons & Dragons to the big screen, in no way influenced by the fact that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey overcame middling to good reviews to earn $1bn at the global box office.

This time, the screenplay for the movie has been penned by David Leslie Johnson. He worked on the script for Wrath Of The Titans and Red Riding Hood, and his Dungeons And Dragons screenplay will be based on something else he'd previously written, an adaptation of Chainmail, which Warner Bros picked up last year.

The director of the earlier film, Courtney Solomon, is amongst the producers of the new project. When we have further news, including an idea of who's going to direct it, we'll bring it to you.


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