D&D Movie/TV Chris Pine To Star In D&D Movie

The long, slow process towards a modern take on D&D movies took a large step forward with the announcement of a huge star signed to the project. Considering that filming is set to start soon a cascade of announcements should be revealed in initiative order imminently. Filming begins in Q1 2021.

Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley will be directing the film which features "an ensemble cast and take a subversive approach to the game."

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Chris Pine has closed a deal to star in Dungeons & Dragons, the live action film based on Hasbro’s massively popular role-playing game from Wizards of the Coast. Hasbro/eOne and Paramount are jointly producing and financing, with eOne distributing in the UK and Canada, and Paramount the rest of the world.
 
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They don't have complete drafts of the full trilogy. They said they were waiting on approval on the first one, had written a substantial amount of the second one, and were plotting the third one. It's in the Complaint if you'd like to read it.
That was months ago. Any decent hack writer could have easily written a trilogy in that time.
 

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doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
They don't have complete drafts of the full trilogy. They said they were waiting on approval on the first one, had written a substantial amount of the second one, and were plotting the third one. It's in the Complaint if you'd like to read it.
Buddy, seriously? I've read it.

Nothing in it tells us that they couldn't possibly have kept working after filing.
 









Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
So, with the rumors of Pine's character being a human named Edgin can the DragonLance chatter cease?

Well, having read the link, I can already see what the pitch was ...

"So ... it's Guardians of the Galaxy and Lord of the Rings combined! All we need is a good Chris to front a bunch of wisecracking and loveable sidekicks, and maybe get ... not Bradley .... hmmm... a Matthew McConaughey-type to voice a CGI wise-cracking gnome, and then we can have Vin Diesel on board to play a himself a socially inept mountain dwarf. The money and the franchise will be ROLLING IN!"
 




Of course it’s going to be like Guardians of the Galaxy. And that’s awesome because the Guardians of the Galaxy movies are highly entertaining and did mondo box office. We want this movie to suceed, right?

Anyone expecting a serious, earnest, straight treatment of D&D in this movie was setting themselves up for disappointment. Even today, Dungeons and Dragons is a byword for goofy nerdiness. Playing it straight would be box office poison.

Now they just have to get the soundtrack right. Hopefully the studio lawyers are busy securing the rights to Black Sabbath, Rush, etc.
 




Oofta

Legend
Of course it’s going to be like Guardians of the Galaxy. And that’s awesome because the Guardians of the Galaxy movies are highly entertaining and did mondo box office. We want this movie to suceed, right?

Anyone expecting a serious, earnest, straight treatment of D&D in this movie was setting themselves up for disappointment. Even today, Dungeons and Dragons is a byword for goofy nerdiness. Playing it straight would be box office poison.

Now they just have to get the soundtrack right. Hopefully the studio lawyers are busy securing the rights to Black Sabbath, Rush, etc.

Even my home campaign isn't particularly serious, even if I do deal with serious issues now and then. I mean, GOTG dealt with patricide which is not a light hearted subject. It's all in tone and approach.
 


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