D&D Movie/TV New D&D Movie

GRStrayton

First Post
(I've already cross-posted this at rpg.net, so ignore this if you've already read it there.)

Sorry if this has already been mentioned, but I can finally come out from under the cone of silence about the new D&D movie subtitled BOOK OF VILE DARKNESS I've been involved with for more than a year. You can read a little more and find out about the official contest to be a part of the film here:

The Big Announcement Revealed « Legends & Labyrinths
 

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darjr

I crit!
In what capacity are you working on the film? Can you give us a bit more about it?

Will it be like the second or better?
 

havard

Adventurer
Is Bruce Payne/Damodar going to be in this movie as well? :cool:

He might have died in Wrath of the Dragon God, I can't remember. However, that should easily be redeemed. Also, IIRC Wrath of the Dragon God had the lich character Klaxx the Maligned who would easily be a recurring villain. OTOH, I see them just as easily ignoring the past.

-Havard
 

GRStrayton

First Post
Cross-posted from rpg.net:

I was a story consultant (I've written for Sam Raimi on HERC & XENA, plus did some producing work on the new TRANSFORMERS and STAR TREK films, among other things) and I acted as a game consultant to help make sure the story elements fit into the current edition (been playing since 1979 and writing published game products since the early 90s for a variety of companies from the original West End Games to WotC). And, by the way, since I started with 1st edition, look for more references....

Beyond that I can't say much (marketing departments and such), but I will say it definitely feels like a D&D game put into the context of a film. It's a great story, but you can easily imagine it as your home campaign. It's easily the best D&D movie yet (and I agree, I was extremely disappointed in the first one). This film is hardcore. The only other thing I will (can) say is this: the subtitle definitely hints at the tone of the movie.
 

havard

Adventurer
Thanks for sharing this GRStrayton! Keep us posted when the time is ready to reveal more.

References to the older editions are a plus in my book :)

-Havard
 


CharlesRyan

Adventurer
Hey, George, thanks for dropping by and sharing a few tidbits!

I'm not expecting great things out of the third movie, but I'm glad to hear that the franchise is at least continuing the upward trajectory! And I'm glad Silver brought you onboard for this one.
 

Nytmare

David Jose
"Better than the first movie" should hardly be considered an accomplishment. I just want to know if it's better than "Dragons of Autumn Twilight."

;)
 

Klaus

First Post
"Better than the first movie" should hardly be considered an accomplishment. I just want to know if it's better than "Dragons of Autumn Twilight."

;)
I'd watch the first movie again before I watched Dragons of Autumn Twilight in its entirety.
 


Klaus

First Post
My problem with the D&D movies is I have only 2 eyes, and I cannot, as yet, regenerate...though in all honesty, I think I could get through #2 without plucking one completely out.
When I watch #2, I need both eyes to be in tip-top shape!

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Oh, yeah! [/Raj]
 



GRStrayton

First Post
I'm sure he didn't work on the actual animation or the CGI, but sorry if that came out too harsh, GRStrayton!

No worries. Margaret and Tracy were happy with the draft I turned in (you can search around the net for their quotes about the script) and that was the most important thing to me (since I loved those books since I was a kid), and after that I had nothing to do with the final (unfortunate) version that emerged. Ugh, don't even get me started....
 



GRStrayton

First Post
You know who should be the lead in a D&D movie?

Vin Diesel.

When is that going to happen?

I've been working on this -- he has a character from one of his original campaigns in the late 70s/early 80s called Melkor that he wants to use as the main character for a D&D-style film. And he's a huge fan of the game, of course. I've met with his production company, but haven't been able to get anything moving on that front. I've heard he's a very cool guy and would love to work with him, so I'll keep at it!

As far as D&D3 goes, I'm working on several ways to get you more information -- it has to be done in tandem with two large companies, so everything takes more time than I'd like -- but I will get you as much information as I can as soon as I can. I'm coordinating my trip down to the set in New Orleans (well, outside N.O., of course) this month, so ideally I'll be able to get you some pictures by February. At least, I'll do my best!
 



Chainsaw

Banned
Banned
Good luck man. I sincerely hope your efforts don't get trampled by some Hollywood know-nothing. Would be great to have a D&D-branded movie that wasn't embarrassing and could hold its own against the non-D&D films that always inspired us.
 

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