'Dungeons & Dragons' Producer Promises Reboot Will Be 'Proper Version'
While producer Courtney Solomon and Hasbro are sorting it out in court over who owns the movie rights to Dungeons & Dragons, Solomon spoke to Latino Review as if the movie he has developing at Warner Bros. is still moving forward.
"This one is going to be a proper version of it," Solomon said. "It should be very, very cool. We're just finding a director for that movie right now. So that's exciting."
Those who've seen New Line's Dungeons & Dragons movie back in 2000 probably won't want anything to do with that movie ever again, but, fortunately for the filmmakers, those who've seen it are few and far between so the bad buzz of that movie shouldn't affect the new one.
Unlike the first movie, it looks like no expense will be spared in the reboot. It's going to be "a $100 million plus movie," Solomon said.
Just one problem -- that aforementioned lawsuit. Hasbro claims the rights have reverted back to the toy company since too much time has passed between the last movie and the new one. If it is just that, things would be simple, but it's not. The major sticking point is that Hasbro has licensed the reboot rights to Universal Pictures. We can see why this is heading to court.