Warner Bros. has rolled a 20 on a new Dungeons & Dragons feature film, fifteen years after the deservedly forgotten previous effort.
A legal spat between Sweetpea Entertainment and toy company Hasbro prevented the studio from pursuing the project, but after ten long months the dust has settled. Warner Bros. is now allowed to cast “Greenlight Expensive Movie.”
“We are so excited about bringing the world of Dungeons & Dragons to life on the big screen,” said Greg Silverman, of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Creative Development and Worldwide Production in a statement to Deadline. “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.”
They’re not wrong about D&D being endless. While there is an official story, it takes a backseat to the shenanigans you and your friends make up on your kitchen table or whatever comic store’s game night you’re at. No game is the same. This flexibility and creativity has allowed D&D to find an audience with millennials even in the face of World of Warcraft. Pen, paper, and good friends are still a good time.
That said, they could just do two hours of this and do just fine.
Wrath of the Titans screenwriter David Leslie Johnson has written the script, but no one has been attached to direct as of yet. A release date is unknown.