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The Dungeons and Dragons movie may have got a new directing duo

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A new film based on Dungeons and Dragons has been slowly gathering speed like a ritual to bring Tiamat to the Prime Material Realm!

Deadline is reporting that Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley are in discussions to direct the film for Paramount and Hasbro’s AllSpark Pictures banner. The duo directed Game Night and also wrote the screenplay for Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Michael Gilio wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay and Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis are producing for AllSpark.

That’s all we really know at the moment. There is no word on what the film will cover. I DM a D&D game every Wednesday and there are so many options for a film. You could do a film series following a small group of adventurers as they go from Level 1 novices to Level 20 Heroes, or you could follow some of the major characters (such as Drizzt Do’Urden) on their adventures. You could have huge epic battles, follow a group of thieves around a city, join pirates on the high seas as they battle sea monsters or journey to Hell to find an ancient artefact. So many options and genres of film you could do in the world of D&D.

As previous Dungeons and Dragons based films have shown, this is easy to mess up, but if you have a good script and people who know what they are doing then hopefully we could get a decent film. There are so many actors, screenwriters and filmmakers who seem to be playing the game now that I do feel optimistic about this new one.

We shall have to wait and see, but what would you like to see in a D&D film?

Top image from the Ghosts of Saltmarsh sourcebook.

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