Warner Bros. Developing 'Dungeons & Dragons' Movie
According to Deadline, Warner Bros. is making a movie based on the Dungeons & Dragons board game. Yes, another one. Apparently, development is quite far along, but not far enough that a director or any stars are attached.
The script, written by Wrath Of The Titans' David Leslie Johnson, was acquired by the studio last year. Since it is based on an old board game created by D&D designer Gary Gygax and Jeff Perren before Gyganx went on to found Dungeons & Dragons, it is being rewritten to include the D&D universe. Rewritten by whom, the report did not say.
The studio, New Line to be specific, made a Dungeons & Dragons movie back in 2000, which made about $33 million at the box office on a budget of $45 million. A fantasy movie made for only $45 million? There's the problem right there.
Apparently, the studio is willing to spend to do it right this time. With Peter Jackson's Hobbit movies coming to an end in 2014, Warner Bros. will be looking to have an ongoing fantasy franchise to replace those movies. Maybe Dungeons & Dragons is that franchise.