The most popular and addictive fantasy role playing game, Dungeons & Dragons, has finally been given a much-deserved movie on the big screen. Warner Bros. together with Hasbro revealed on Monday that it already has a script prepped for the project from David Leslie Johnson, according to Entertainment Weekly.
David Leslie Johnson, known for his movies ?Orphan? and ?Wrath of the Titans? has received an important commitment to make the biggest selling role playing game be the biggest selling movie. The studio also emphasized that this adaptation is being built with a full franchise in mind, meaning that Johnson?s script is likely only the tip of what Warner Bros. hopes to do with the series, stated by Entertainment Weekly.
?We are so excited about bringing the world of Dungeons & Dragons to life on the big screen,? said Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures from Comicbook.com. ?This is far and away the most well-known brand in fantasy, which is the genre that drives the most passionate film followings,? Silverman said. ?D&D has endless creative possibilities, giving our filmmakers immense opportunities to delight and thrill both fans and moviegoers new to the property,? he added.
Dungeons & Dragons, designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, was first published in 1974. Since then, it has garnered over 20 million fans and a streak of overwhelming success. It may probably be regarded as the beginning of modern role-playing games.
Although there are no additional details given about the plot of the film, everyone will certainly appreciate this upcoming movie by Warner Bros. But let?s give a hand for the creators of the first Dungeons & Dragons movie adaptation 15 years ago. The onslaught of bad reviews from the previous movie have given the role playing game a suspension from the big screen, nevertheless fans and audiences should appreciate the efforts.