One of the many upcoming fantasy adaptations, Dungeons and Dragons has had a troubled Hollywood history, and up until this point, we have yet to see a legitimately good D&D film put to the big screen, but with Warner Bros.’ newest film reboot of the property, it looks like the studio is hoping to find success for the first time, while also clearing away the sins of the previous onscreen adaptations.
Now, The Tracking Board is reporting that Goosebumps director, Rob Letterman, has reportedly been brought on to direct the project, which is based off a script by David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2, Wrath of the Titans). Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis, along with Courtney Solomon and Allan Zeman of Sweetpea Entertainment, and Roy Lee are currently set to produce the fantasy epic.
The report states that while nothing is official, the studio is looking for a “Vin Diesel-type” of actor to lead the film, and considering that Diesel himself is a die-hard himself, they may be looking in the right direction. Maybe a film starring Diesel and all of his other, Hollywood D&D fans? Now, I’m not saying that I’d pay good money to see a Dungeons and Dragons film led by himself or Joseph Gordon-Levitt or anything, but I’m also not not saying that.
After the studio’s success with fantasy franchises like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings though, it makes sense that they may want to try and find another fantasty goldmine to cash in on, and there’s no denying the obvious audience that a solid Dungeons and Dragons film would bring in. Letterman did a fine job with the Goosebumps movie too, it was fun and it suited the material well, but it wasn’t a fantasy epic by any means, so it’ll be interesting to see what his vision for this film might end up being, and if he might be bringing any of that fun, good-natured tones over into this adaptation as well.
The Dungeons and Dragons movie is currently in development.
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