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Monday, August 3, 2015

New Dungeons & Dragons Movie set in the Forgotten Realms - Drizzt & Elminister Anyone?



It's official. There's a new Dungeons & Dragons movie and the works, and it might actually NOT SUCK.
Warner Bros. Pictures, Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures and Sweetpea Entertainment are moving forward on a feature film franchise based on Dungeons & Dragons, the world’s most popular role playing game. Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis, Courtney Solomon and Allan Zeman of Sweetpea Entertainment, and Roy Lee (“The LEGO Movie,” “How to Train Your Dragon”) are attached as producers. 
Highlighting the priority being given to the project, Warner Bros. Pictures already has a script, written by David Leslie Johnson (“The Conjuring 2,” “Wrath of the Titans”).
“We are so excited about bringing the world of Dungeons & Dragons to life on the big screen,” said Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures. “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.” 
“This is such an enormous opportunity to bring the rich fantasy setting of the Forgotten Realms to life and, together with the creative powerhouse of Warner Bros., use movies to tell the stories that have enchanted passionate D&D fans for decades,” said Stephen Davis, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer of Hasbro, Inc. “D&D is the role-playing game that started it all and now we have the opportunity to ignite a franchise for its legions of avid fans in a way never done before.”
Comicbook.com has the rest of the press release.

Notice the Forgotten Realms is the setting?  Can Drizzt and Elminster be far behind?

13 comments:

  1. Theres been rumors for years that Wesley Snipes was attached to a FR film as Drizzt. Im guessing thats not the case anymore.

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  2. Oh, it will most definitely suck... Perhaps not to the level of the 2000 movie, but it will still suck.

    Wrath of the Titans? The Conjuring 2? Yeah, definitely not getting my hopes up for this one.

    My take on the decision:
    http://ragingowlbear.blogspot.com/2015/08/dnd-movie-announced-triumph-or-tragedy.html

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    1. None of those movies inspire much hope for this one. I'll keep my expectations really low. At best in hoping for an enjoyable b-movie.

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    2. Ugh, they made a "Conjuring 2"? How many times is Blumhouse going to make the exact same movie?

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  3. Everyone has high hopes for it, and yet Courtney Solomon is still involved.

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    1. Yes, exactly. I hope he can be sidelined enough as to be invisible.

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  4. It will fall apart due to "creative differences" over how to pronounce Drizzt. Drizzit. Drizzot..Dreezzd.

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    1. I think it's pronounced "dumbass".

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    2. Everyone knows it's pronounced "throat warbler mangrove"

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  5. Update me when they hire a good writer and a good director and a worthy cast.

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  6. "The most well known brand in fantasy" leaving aside Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games, Percy Jsckson,etc.

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    1. Maybe just those few little exceptions...

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