D&D Movie/TV Dungeons & Dragons 3 Movie Trailer

S'mon

Legend
TO: WotC/Hasbro
SUBJECT: Rescue of your ip from idiot film studio and production of better movies.

Buy back the rights. Take the loss. Then hire Joss Whedon and his capable people to build a new franchise around the name. Give him the budget needed to get it going. That is all.

D&D is not LoTR. I think Whedon would do a much better job. He did a decent Traveller movie, after all. ;)

In particular, a successful D&D movie should be lowish budget, quick, efficient, witty, and have some PC mortality - with ideally replacement PCs joining in mid-movie. :lol:
 

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hopeless

Adventurer
Do you Like the Wrath of the Dragon God?

I'm probably going against the consensus here, but I loved D&D 2. It was exactly the right level of cheap and camp for ironic enjoyment - I hope this one is the same - most Syfy movies are, let's face it!

No I liked the second movie too, the first one made me want to rerun it to demonstrate that only Richard O'Brien and Tom Baker were the only parts that truly shine... okay Jeremy Irons would still be the villain but Damodar had better stay off the purple lollisticks!
 

hopeless

Adventurer
Oh yes?

Hey! Some moderator moderate this immoderate moderator, right now.

Obviously, I did not mind dying for Ridley (who would?), but my death was really the elf's fault for dissuading the dwarf from coming in and lending a hand. Never trust the folk with the pointy ears.

Hey rogue not only did you leave behind your rope and grapple you also forgot that you can not only climb but leave said rope and grapple off the side so mr purple lips would go and look and most probably try to cut said rope.

Even if dangling on said rope it would have been far less damage to fall from than say off the top and thats unless you kick said fighter off the top whilst he was looking down at the dangling rope whilst you were hiding... yes thats another skill you have the dwarf stayed where he was because he's a barbarian and not a climber you ever try climbing in that armour and yes it does stink!

And what was your spot check again?

A trap something you're supposed to be able to detect and a pit full of porridge no less!

Blaming the dwarf doesn't cover the oh so many levels of fail and they even had beholders being used as guard dogs for god's sake!
Guard dogs would have hidden their muzzles in embarassment at how badly those beholders did their job!!!

There are halflings out there who'd do a better job than you and none of them are rogues!!!

And lets not talk about how angry Lidda is right now ok?!
 


lin_fusan

First Post
I think Planescape could make an excellent miniseries.

It has a visually distinct style that would "pop" (or confuse audiences).

It can take place anywhere, but the initial setting would be Sigil, and thus urban. This way you can film indoors or on a set and avoid the Lord of the Rings expansive terrain tracking shot (ie. must film in Canada).

The creature and steampunky stuff would be great "eye protein" from a Guillermo del Toro-type of director.

Stories would involve beliefs which would be good fodder for today's modern sensibilities (with religion and political beliefs charging public discussion), but would also force the story to focus on individuals instead of the broad, generic good fighting generic bad for the generic good of the generic world.

But I am an unashamed Planescape fan, so I'm very biased.
 


Quickleaf

Legend
In particular, a successful D&D movie should be lowish budget, quick, efficient, witty, and have some PC mortality - with ideally replacement PCs joining in mid-movie. :lol:

How'd you settle on low-budget and "quick" being necessary for a successful D&D movie? The craptacular D&D movies to date have been low budget and rather rushed thru production.
 

Klaus

First Post
Several recent movies were "D&D movies" in all but name:
- Solomon Kane
- Season of the Witch
- Black Death
- Centurion

Change a visual element here and there, change a region or religion name, and you're pretty close to what a D&D movie could look like.
 

Mercutio01

First Post
Solomon Kane

I've been waiting for this one to come to America for almost 3 years. I've all but given up hope.

EDIT: HBO has proven that good fantasy can be done well with "A Game of Thrones." That and the Hobbit/LotR are where they need to look for inspiration for D&D films. Hell, the Sean Connery "Dragonheart" is a better D&D movie than the actual D&D movies.
 
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Klaus

First Post
I've been waiting for this one to come to America for almost 3 years. I've all but given up hope.

EDIT: HBO has proven that good fantasy can be done well with "A Game of Thrones." That and the Hobbit/LotR are where they need to look for inspiration for D&D films. Hell, the Sean Connery "Dragonheart" is a better D&D movie than the actual D&D movies.
Dragonheart was a bit too "clean", visually. Now, "Dragonslayer" is another matter!

As for Solomon Kane, I think you can order the UK DVD from Amazon.
 

darthfrodo

First Post
It's tough to gauge just from the trailer, but it looks like they've once again managed to make a D&D movie that bears little relationship to the core D&D experience: a small, diverse band of characters exploring some underground environment or ruin. The second movie did this to some extent, at least.

There are already a million terrible generic fantasy films. Why make one called Dungeons & Dragons unless it represents the game as actually played? I don't want to see generic human bad guys, huge pitched battles, or love interests. I want to see five PCs fighting a displacer beast in a cave somewhere. I want to see the characters perform a full cavity search on their slain opponents to recover every last copper piece. I want to see the Shrine of the Kuo-toa or the Slave Pits of the Undercity. And I want to see the PCs bickering over minutiae.


Yes! Exactly! Except, will it be based on 3.5, Pathfinder, 4E or D&D Next? And should we allow Opportunity Attacks...
 


Brom Blackforge

First Post
Someone mentioned Battleship and the contrast really struck me. Here we have two properties owned by Hasbro. The one with little or no built-in narrative gets the big-budget blockbuster treatment (and throws in aliens, which had nothing to do with the original game), while the one that is inherently all about telling a story has been relegated to low-budget, SyFy-movie/direct-to-DVD purgatory. Talk about stupid....

There are so many ways that a good D&D movie could be made, and so many Hollywood gamers who would probably be willing to be part of it (Vin Diesel as Regdar!), that it's just mind-boggling that they can't do any better than this.
 

Brom Blackforge

First Post
Someone also mentioned "Scourge of Worlds," the computer-animated interactive DVD from a few years back. It wasn't perfect, but I still think it's better than any other D&D-branded movie I've seen (and certainly better than this new one looks). Also, I appreciated that they set it in Greyhawk, I thought it did a good job of depicting D&D-style magic and D&D monsters, and I liked the way it brought Regdar, Lidda, and Mialee to life.
 

Warunsun

First Post
As for Solomon Kane, I think you can order the UK DVD from Amazon.
That is an idea. However, we Americans would have to order it on Blu-Ray disc. A UK DVD will not play here. Most Blu-Ray discs aren't regionally coded where the majority of DVDs are plus the PAL vs. NTSC issue on DVD. HD is HD everywhere isn't it? Wonder how much they would charge in shipping...

Edit:
Just checked and the English Blu-Ray is regionally coded. Bummer. Most blu-ray movies aren't coded but some are. Seems to be a lot of counterfit looking copies of this movie on Amazon.com listed as imports. I wonder if any of them are legit.
 
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Klaus

First Post
That is an idea. However, we Americans would have to order it on Blu-Ray disc. A UK DVD will not play here. Most Blu-Ray discs aren't regionally coded where the majority of DVDs are plus the PAL vs. NTSC issue on DVD. HD is HD everywhere isn't it? Wonder how much they would charge in shipping...

Edit:
Just checked and the English Blu-Ray is regionally coded. Bummer. Most blu-ray movies aren't coded but some are. Seems to be a lot of counterfit looking copies of this movie on Amazon.com listed as imports. I wonder if any of them are legit.
Well, it is out on DVD in Brazil.

And there are area-free DVD players available, IIRC.
 

Hussar

Legend
What's even more mind buggeringly bizarre, is that other Hasbro games are going to get big budget treatments in the near future, including My Little Pony and RISK!!!!

Obviously this is all tied up in someone screwing the pooch with the movie rights.
 

Zaran

Adventurer
Remember that contest WotC did to get a part in the movie? I think the main actors were all the winners. That way they didn't have to pay them and put the 100 bucks they had for a budget into the special effects.
 

hopeless

Adventurer
Book of Vile.... I'm not sure Darkness really deserves that comparison!

Remember that contest WotC did to get a part in the movie? I think the main actors were all the winners. That way they didn't have to pay them and put the 100 bucks they had for a budget into the special effects.

That would answer a lot of questions!

So why was it so late being released?
 

GameDaddy

Explorer
This is a movie based on the book by Monte Cook?

...and none of the filmmakers considered asking him to consult on it?

I liked the first movie, it kept that campy flavor that was unique to early D&D, didn't really like the second though... took itself way too seriously.

This... looks terrible. There's way better home produced Youtube videos.
 

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