dungeons and dragons movie directors

Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley already directed one movie centered around games, and now they’re going to take a chance on another. The Game Night filmmakers have been summoned by Paramount to direct the Dungeons and Dragons movie. Goldstein and Daley were previously attached to direct The Flash for Warner Bros., but recently exited the project. Now they have their eyes set on a film adaptation of the fantasy role-playing game.

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She-Ra characters

You wouldn’t expect She-Ra and Dungeons & Dragons to cross paths too often, but thanks to the new creator of Netflix’s She-Ra and The Princesses of Power, we get the perfect crossover.

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Rick and Morty Dungeons and Dragons Comic

Right now, Rick and Morty fans are patiently waiting for contract negotiations to get sorted out between Adult Swim and series creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland so a fourth season of the show can move forward. Thankfully, there will be a little something to help hold them over this summer.

Rick and Morty is crossing over with the fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons in a new four-issue comic book series from IDW Publishing debuting in August. Find out more about the Rick and Morty Dungeons and Dragons comic crossover below. Read More »

The Rock Dungeons and Dragons

Most of the time, press conferences for big blockbuster movies are opportunities for the actors to crack a few jokes, share a fun story or two about making the movie, and that’s about it. It’s rare that anything actually substantial comes out of these Q&A sessions, but the press conference for Rampage, the upcoming film adaptation of the video game, was a little bit different.

During the conference, actor Joe Manganiello (who plays a mercenary in Rampage) revealed that star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was in talks to lead a Dungeons and Dragons movie, and Johnson confirmed it. Read about The Rock Dungeons and Dragons connection, the Rampage movie’s special homage to the video game on which it’s based, and more below. Read More »

dungeons and dragons movie director

The Dungeons & Dragons movie may have finally found its Dungeon Master.

Fresh off helming last year’s Lego Batman Movie, Chris McKay is reportedly in talks to direct the feature film adaptation of the fantasy tabletop role-playing game.

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New G.I. Joe movie

If you woke up today and thought, “I could go for some news about movies based on toys and games,” rejoice: Paramount Pictures just announced a slew of dates for several toy-and-game-based movie adaptations, including a new G.I. Joe movie, Dungeons and DragonsMicronauts, and an untitled Hasbro film. Happy Hasbro Movie Date Announcement Day, everyone!

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HarmonQuest Trailer

If you’ve watched Community or Rick and Morty, or you listen to Harmontown, then you know that television creator, writer and producer Dan Harmon is a huge nerd. He loves sci-fi and fantasy and one of his many geeky vices is role-playing games. However, if you’re not a good friend of his, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy his role playing adventures.

HarmonQuest is a new series coming to the online comedy streaming service Seeso that lets you watch Dan Harmon play Pathfinder with some of his comedian friends, including the likes of Paul F. Tompkins, Chelsea Peretti, Aubrey Plaza, Ron Funches and more. However, just so you’re not watching some comedians in a room playing Dungeons & Dragons, the show also animated the quests as they happen.

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‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Picks Up Ansel Elgort

Ansel Elgort in Divergent

Ansel Elgort is joining Warner Bros.’ Dungeons & Dragons campaign. He’s looking to star in the studio’s long-simmering adaptation of the classic roleplaying game, which recently picked up director Rob LettermanDavid Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2) wrote the script.  Read More »

dungeons and dragons director

The beauty of a Dungeons & Dragons movie is that it can be anything. The beloved role playing game series, first published in 1974 and now in its fifth edition, is a framework for telling stories. A wily Dungeon Master can take their players on unforgettable, hilarious, thrilling, and even emotionally crushing journeys. If you haven’t fought back a tear or leapt out of your seat to cheer while playing a Dungeons & Dragons campaign, you aren’t really playing Dungeons & Dragons.

I say this because a talented filmmaker given access to the Dungeons & Dragons world is really being given access to a gigantic fantasy playground where anything and everything is possible. A movie based on this material can literally be anything that you want it to be, as long as there are, you know, dungeons and dragons. I can’t say for sure what Rob Letterman‘s ultimate fantasy adventure looks like, but since Warner Bros. has hired him to direct the Dungeons & Dragons movie, I hope it’s something truly spectacular.

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The beauty of Dungeons & Dragons is that it’s a big sandbox where anything and everything is possible. However, the great curse of Dungeons & Dragons is that it’s a big sandbox where anything and everything is possible. As a game system, D&D is simply a bunch of rules and an ever-growing library of books that offer more options, letting players build their own adventures and tell their own stories around their table. Whether these adventures are rich and fulfilling or a total waste of time falls entirely on the gamers – it all comes down to how well you use that sandbox.

That’s why a new film version of this beloved role playing game (now in its fifth edition) is equally intriguing and terrifying. After all, a film version can be anything! But it can also be anything. Now, one of the film’s producers has given us an idea of what to expect. Are you ready for a fantasy riff on Guardians of the Galaxy?

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