D&D Movie/TV Rawson Thurber will write and direct the D&D TV Series!

But when I say 5+ years ago, I don't mean the structure in that broad sense (as you point out, that's far more ancient than 5 years, and I'm not a 20-something who thinks everything just happened just now lol), I mean the plot and dialogue. To me it seemed dated and clumsy, and barely being kept alive by the stars and action.
A lot of the dialogue is improv, so you can't separate it from the stars. And the plot is obviously hackneyed - no one, not even the people making the film would try to claim otherwise. Because the plot doesn't matter. Which is true for D&D adventures as well.
 

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A lot of the dialogue is improv, so you can't separate it from the stars.
Ok now I want to know more. Is this actually a thing specific to Red Notice because I'm not buying Rock or Gadot improv'd a ton of that dialogue without at least an interview involving them saying that. Reynolds... maybe. He's a very experienced comedy actor and a writer himself. If you're just trying to claim most movies have a lot of improv'd dialogue, then I er respectfully disagree.

Re: hackneyed not mattering to adventures, I tend to broadly agree, I just don't know if that would apply as much for a TV show. /shrug
 

Ok now I want to know more. Is this actually a thing specific to Red Notice because I'm buying Rock or Gadot improv'd a ton of that dialogue without at least an interview involving them saying that. Reynolds... maybe. He's a very experienced comedy actor and a writer himself. If you're just trying to claim most movies have a lot of improv'd dialogue, then I er respectfully disagree.
No, I've seen interviews about this film discussing the improv. Reynolds* took the lead of course, but Gadot is a proper actor, and all actors train in improv (then don't get to use their leet skills in scripted drama), and as for the Rock, professional wrestling is an improv performance.

Which may be the main reason why this director was selected for this project...

*One notable instance was Reynolds whistling the Raiders theme, then they had to go and beg John Williams for permission to use it.
 

No, I've seen interviews about this film discussing the improv. Reynolds* took the lead of course, but Gadot is a proper actor, and all actors train in improv (then don't get to use their leet skills in scripted drama), and as for the Rock, professional wrestling is an improv performance.

Which may be the main reason why this director was selected for this project...

*One notable instance was Reynolds whistling the Raiders theme, then they had to go and beg John Williams for permission to use it.
Fair enough, and interesting! :)
 

No, I've seen interviews about this film discussing the improv. Reynolds* took the lead of course, but Gadot is a proper actor, and all actors train in improv (then don't get to use their leet skills in scripted drama), and as for the Rock, professional wrestling is an improv performance.

Which may be the main reason why this director was selected for this project...

*One notable instance was Reynolds whistling the Raiders theme, then they had to go and beg John Williams for permission to use it.

Okay now I have to watch this movie.
 



I have read WotC's plan is no world to be the default setting but all the D&D multiverse.

Some time Greyhawk will be necessary to avoid a saturation of FR.

And my theory is 2022 will be a year with lots of radical changes about merger and adquisitions in the entertaiment industry, and this will affect many franchises. Even Hasbro could become the onwer of new franchises.
 

I have read WotC's plan is no world to be the default setting but all the D&D multiverse.

Some time Greyhawk will be necessary to avoid a saturation of FR.

And my theory is 2022 will be a year with lots of radical changes about merger and adquisitions in the entertaiment industry, and this will affect many franchises. Even Hasbro could become the onwer of new franchises.
You don't need two different flavours of vanilla. Adventures will either be in GenericFantasyland or places far more weird and exotic.
 
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If you allow total creative freedom the fandom will find a special style for Greyhawk, for example something with a "fantasy vintage touch". And FR is more famous, but the rich lore may cause troubles about the continuity, while Greyhawk could allow to test new ideas. And as multimedia franchise the setting is important, but also charismatic characters and good stories.
 

If you allow total creative freedom the fandom will find a special style for Greyhawk, for example something with a "fantasy vintage touch". And FR is more famous, but the rich lore may cause troubles about the continuity, while Greyhawk could allow to test new ideas. And as multimedia franchise the setting is important, but also charismatic characters and good stories.
And then Greyhawk fans will hate you.
 

I don't remember that fandom to be angry when all new PC races and classes were added to Greyhawk, the deffault setting for 3rd age. The lore about the origin of the dragonborns was radically changed in the 4th Ed.

Greyhakw and FR can be as differents as Gothan City and Metropolis, or other (ficional) cities from superheroes comics.

We shouldn't stop the changes, but work for the right path.

* Netin Vale, the setting from 4th Ed was designed as a sandbox. This could allow more creative freedom for an adaptation to the screens.
 

Yaarel

Mind Mage
With regard to fan content, it seems easy enough to have tags that distinguish between strictly conservative (staying within the parameters of the 1e Flanaess by Gygax) and inclusively progressive (adding new content, detailing new locations, non-1e classes, races, monsters, etcetera).

Gygax intends the planet Oerth to have places that homebrews can develop.
 

So now there is going to be not just the Forgotten Realms movie, but a Forgotten Realms Flagship TV show and possibly other Forgotten Realms shows like the Underdark one, is Ed Greenwood going to join the ranks of other rich authors with TV & Movie adaptions like JR Martin, JK Rowling, Stephen King, etc... , nope he still working at a Canadian Library.
 

South by Southwest

Incorrigible Daydreamer
I still just haven't gotten over the whole idea of D&D being popular now.

Am.....am I still a nerd??? I mean, if I still spend more time reading actual books about this stuff than I do on a digital device, that makes me still a nerd, doesn't it? Can I still be uncool, geeky, and unpopular that way?? Because I do read an awful lot of books. What if I do all my own meticulous, detailed calculations for each NPC's challenge rating? Is...is that nerdy enough so the cool kids wouldn't be caught dead doing it? How about if I still make my own maps with a mechanical pencil??? Surely that has to suffice, right?

I'm having myself a bad identity crisis here...
 

Yaarel

Mind Mage
I still just haven't gotten over the whole idea of D&D being popular now.

Am.....am I still a nerd??? I mean, if I still spend more time reading actual books about this stuff than I do on a digital device, that makes me still a nerd, doesn't it? Can I still be uncool, geeky, and unpopular that way?? Because I do read an awful lot of books. What if I do all my own meticulous, detailed calculations for each NPC's challenge rating? Is...is that nerdy enough so the cool kids wouldn't be caught dead doing it? How about if I still make my own maps with a mechanical pencil??? Surely that has to suffice, right?

I'm having myself a bad identity crisis here...
Nothing wrong with being the pioneer.
 

UngainlyTitan

Legend
Supporter
I still just haven't gotten over the whole idea of D&D being popular now.

Am.....am I still a nerd??? I mean, if I still spend more time reading actual books about this stuff than I do on a digital device, that makes me still a nerd, doesn't it? Can I still be uncool, geeky, and unpopular that way?? Because I do read an awful lot of books. What if I do all my own meticulous, detailed calculations for each NPC's challenge rating? Is...is that nerdy enough so the cool kids wouldn't be caught dead doing it? How about if I still make my own maps with a mechanical pencil??? Surely that has to suffice, right?

I'm having myself a bad identity crisis here...
A mechanical pencil is and always will be a special sort of nerddom
 

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