Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley are talking to Paramount and Hasbro about directing the Dungeons & Dragons movie, according to a Deadline exclusive.
The pair are one-third of the writing team behind the successful Spider-man movie but do have directing credits too. Their most recent film was Game Night, in which a group of gamers find themselves caught up in a kidnapping which may, or may not, be in-character.
This means the D&D movie is a step closer to getting made, but it is far from confirmed.
After the 2000 attempt (sorry about Snails), Warner Bros bought the rights. They struggled to persuade anyone to take it up, although Lego Batman helmer Chris McKay was talked to. After the Warcraft movie didn’t do well in the States, Warner cooled on trying with D&D. That’s why Hasbro’s AllSpark studio is now partnered with Paramount.
This isn’t the only project AllSpark is busy with. There is a Magic: The Gathering animation for Netflix coming from AllSpark and they have the Russo Brothers on board for that project.
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