Warner Bros. is still searching for that Harry Potter replacement, I think. They need something fantasy, something with wizards, something with castles and dragons…. OH! They should probably go for Dungeons & Dragons, that role-playing game! Oh wait, never mind! I’m too late! Warner Bros. has already announced that!
Nope, I am not pulling your leg. Warner Bros. is turning a table-top game into a movie. I guess its like the whole Battleship thing, but less sci-fi, and more medieval fantasy.
To be fair, this wouldn’t be the first D&D film; in 2000, New Line Cinema released a Dungeons & Dragons film in theaters. It bombed in the box office, and reception was negative. The film got two sequels, a TV film in 2005, and a DVD film in 2012. There was also a 1980s animated television series.
According to Deadline, the current screenplay has been written by David Leslie Johnson (Wrath of the Titans, The Walking Dead), and Roy Lee (The Grudge, The Ring, The Woman in Black) and Courtney Solomon (the original Dungeons & Dragons) are serving as producers. Warner Bros. appears to be making this their next big priority.
Meanwhile, Warner Bros. has also announced a film adaption for World of Warcraft.
Well, I’ve never played Dungeons & Dragons, but I suppose a film could be cool if done right.