Warner Bros Prepping DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Movie With David Leslie Johnson Serving As DM!
While I tend to think the target audience for a DUNGEONS & DRAGONS movie would rather stay at home and play the actual game into the wee hours, it's not like you can do any worse than the Courtney Solomon-directed opus of 2000. Why not give it a shot?
That seems to be Warner Bros' thinking, as, according to Deadline, they've acquired the rights to the Gary Gygax/Dave Arneson RPG [Rocket Propelled Grenade]. The studio will be working from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson, who wrote a screenplay last year based on the D&D precursor CHAINMAIL. This script will be rewritten to work in elements of the expansive D&D universe, which certainly has cinematic potential, but skews to a smaller fan base than, say, LORD OF THE RINGS.
Johnson is a talented writer, so I wish him the best, but I can't help but wonder what this means for Legendary Pictures' WORLD OF WARCRAFT movie, which is currently in development under WB's auspices with Duncan Jones attached to direct. Both projects face the same challenge of finding an audience outside of their fiercely-devoted following. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out.
Roy Lee and, yes, Courtney Solomon will produce the film.
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
- Capone feels slightly in limbo about HEAVEN IS FOR REAL!!! -- 479 total posts 198 posts
- HERCULES ON THE RADIO!! Learn What Ain’t It Cool’s TV Critic Thinks Of The First Jack Bauer 24 Adventure Since 2010!! Plus GAME OF THRONES, MAD MEN, HANNIBAL, AGENTS OF SHIELD, And More!! And The Return Of FX MOVIE DOWNLOAD Star Sasha Perl-Raver!! Listen And Call In LIVE Saturday 8pm PT / 11pm ET!! -- 299 total posts 149 posts
- Harry rambles fondly about Eli Roth's THE GREEN INFERNO a real red meat Jungle Cannibalism kinda movie! -- 328 total posts 82 posts
- ‘I Have Something To Say To The People Of Meereen!!’ The Stormborn Returns For Tonight’s Third GAME OF THRONES Of 2014!! -- 56 total posts 56 posts
- Capone desperately wants to pull the plug on TRANSCENDENCE!!! -- 255 total posts 35 posts
- Watch the Opening 3 Minutes of Joss Whedon's IN YOUR EYES! -- 223 total posts 33 posts
- Does This X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST International Poster Get you X-Cited?? -- 590 total posts 24 posts
- Papa Vinyard Saw THE HATEFUL EIGHT Script Reading Last Night And Here's His Review! -- 21 total posts 21 posts
- ‘Why Don’t We Just Start Our Own Agency??’ Sunday Brings One Of The 13 Final MAD MENs!! -- 16 total posts 16 posts
- So, what's Steven Spielberg's slate looking like these days? -- 208 total posts 15 posts