The long-awaited film adaptation of the infamous Dungeons & Dragons RPG is finally moving forward. After years of bumps in the road, the film takes a big step forward with the latest news stemming from the project. As first reported by Deadline, Wonder Woman star Chris Pine is in talks to lead the film’s cast.
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 is 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.
Chris Pine continues his work as one of Hollywood’s most admired leading men. Following memorable turns in recent hits like A Wrinkle In Time and Outlaw King, the actor also lent his voice to the Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. He will next reprise his role of Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman 1984 and star in Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling.
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