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D&D Movie/TV The D&D Movie Has Begun Filming!

Director Jonathan Goldstein tweeted "The campaign begins" with the following image! Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley will be directing the film which features "an ensemble cast and take a subversive approach to the game." The film stars Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith, Hugh Grant, and Rege-Jean Page...

Director Jonathan Goldstein tweeted "The campaign begins" with the following image!


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

The film stars Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith, Hugh Grant, and Rege-Jean Page.

 

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doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
Given recent events there is good reason to be cynical about this.
But it could be much worse after all who would expect Warner Bros would announce the new Superman would be a black Kal-El on Henry Cavill's birthday?
So look on the bright side, this can't be as bad as that now can it?
Okay? Does Clark need to be white to be Clark?

Spoiler; the answer is no.
 

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I think what this all suggests is that the new D&D movie will be a major, studio tentpole, PG-13 action-comedy, and that it will probably be pretty darn entertaining.

I think one big problem/misconception people are having is in the use of the word comedy and what it means to them. Something like LotR is serious drama/action with comedic elements. The Hobbit trilogy, like the book is more comedic in the beginning, that at the end. The Princess Bride is like The Hobbit, but with the humor better done. Then you get into the area of more comedy than action, like that awful Your Highness. I guess that is just a long way of saying that humor in the movie is good, outright comedy is not, or it will turn into the first D&D movie.
 
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doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
I think one big problem/misconception people are having is in the use of the word comedy and what it means to them. Something like LotR is serious drama/action with comedic elements. The Hobbit trilogy, like the book is more comedic in the beginning, that at the end. The Princess Bride is like The Hobbit, but with the humor better done. Then you get into the area of more comedy than action, like that awful Your Highness. I guess that is just a long way of saying that humor in the movie is good, outright comedy is not, or it will turn into the first D&D movie.
Right. The movie will hopefully take itself seriously. I'm not interested in the "Scary Movie" version of a DnD movie.

Guardians of The Galaxy takes itself seriously. THe second film even moreso, in a lot of ways, but certainly the first one did so. The pathos of Rocket when he talks about the experiments done to him isn't subverted into mocking the character, or anything like that, it's played straight and then also some funny stuff happens.

If halfway through that scene, Peter Quill had freezed the action with a "time out" hand sign, and then made a joke about Rocket being a lab rat, I'd have turned the movie off and never finished it.

Even Deadpool, which has scenes like that, takes itself seriously within the context of a character who is aware that he is a movie character played by Ryan Reynolds, but that movie rides the line so closely that it's really the actors who make the movie work. The audience cares about Wade and about how this all plays out, because the movie doesn't make them feel stupid for doing so.
 





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