The long-awaited film adaptation of the infamous Dungeons & Dragons RPG is finally moving forward. As first reported by Variety, Entertainment One, a subsidiary of American toy manufacturer Hasbro, recently signed a deal with former Marvel Studios executive Jeremy Latcham to bring the project to life.
The film is written and will be directed by the film-making duo of Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. The team obtained success with its work on comedic films like Horrible Bosses and Game Night. However, they also have experience with large-scale action after collaborating with Jon Watts to pen the script for 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Jeremy Latcham will produce the upcoming film alongside Entertainment One and Paramount Pictures. Moreover, Paramount likely looks to follow up on the recent success of its video game adaptation Sonic The Hedgehog.
First published in 1974, Dungeons & Dragons is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game. Within the game, each player creates their own characters to solve dilemmas, engage in battles, and gather treasure and knowledge. Additionally, the game’s featured in shows like Stranger Things and Community. Worldwide, the game has grossed more than $1 billion in book and equipment sales with an estimated 20 million people in the community.
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