Remember the Dungeons & Dragons movie that came out years ago? If your answer is no, then you are one of the lucky ones. Some of us, in anticipation to the first Lord of the RIngs movie in production, could only sate our appetites with this movie, losing a couple hours of our lives forever. No, a loss would have been better, because the memories, the memories will always haunt you.
Sorry, I'm getting sidetracked.
Deadline is reporting that WB is ready to dive into more fantasy, purchasing the movie rights to the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop RPG, and making it a "top priority".
Leslie Johnson is writing the screenplay based on his own script, Chainmail, which was based on a fantasy game even older than D&D, and has written scripts for Wrath of the Titans and Red Riding Hood. One of the films producers, Courtney Soloman, directed the Dungeons & Dragons film released by New Line, and by all that is holy, they don't let that person touch anything but the checkbook for this movie.
As fans wait, hoping a good director gets attached to this project, they can be optomistic that the potential for this franchise is unlimited. Though there are books and game modules that offer specific stories, the game isn't known for one specific plot like many existing frachises, instead simply for a setting. This could also be a concern as well, especially with the script in the hands of the guy that brought us Wrath of the Titans, a forgettable popcorn movie instead of an epic fantasy.
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About the Author - Jeremy Shane
Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea. Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California. When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead. Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim. If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: www.jeremyshane.info for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.
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