Sweetpea, Hasbro, and Warner Bros. have finally worked out a deal a year after a six day trial. The trial was held to figure out both the past and future of the Dungeons & Dragons franchise. US District Judge Dolly Gee has held back on delivering any ruling, but has urged the sides to settle outside of court. After months of debating, the parties were finally able to reveal that an undisclosed agreement had been made in order to end the lawsuit. This agreement gives Warner Bros. confidence when they move forward working on their film.
The Dungeons & Dragons movie will be produced by Roy Lee, who is known for The Lego Movie, and How to Train Your Dragon, and based on a script by David Leslie Johnson. Johnson is known for his script for the movie Wrath of the Titans. Also involved are Hasbro’s Chief Executive, Brian Goldner, and Chief Content Officer, Stephen Davis. The movie will be set in the popular Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting of the Forgotten Realms.
Altogether, I’m very excited to see more news about this movie. Based upon the other Dungeons & Dragons movies, I wasn’t as excited before hearing about the script writer, and producer. Both Johnson and Lee are very, very talented and they have great examples of work in their portfolio. I’m happy to see that this may be the end of b-rated movies about this very popular title. When the word fantasy is used, one of the biggest things I automatically think of is Dungeons & Dragons. In the D&D nearly anything goes. You can be whoever, or whatever you want, and you can do nearly anything you want. All you need is a rule book, some dice, and your brain, and a world of endless possibilities has now opened itself to you. Again, I can’t wait for more news about this title, and I look forward to who will be cast within this film.