The iconic Dungeons & Dragons movie from the year 2000 (right at the apex of 3.5‘s astronomical popularity) is a popular favourite here at the offices of Ten Copper, as are the 2005 and 2011 made-for-TV follow-ups. Yes, they’re bad, but you know they’re going to be bad and as they roll on you can actually spot the Feats being used on screen which makes for an excellent drinking game.
With D&D seemingly in the spotlight again and roleplaying finally being acknowledged as being… well, actually kinda awesome — the time has come for a new movie, thanks to Warner Bros. and Hasbro settling their long-running legal battle over who exactly owns the rights to the franchise (according to The Guardian).
The new movie will be a “fantasy epic” to rival The Lord of the Rings, is confirmed to be set in the Forgotten Realms universe, and is being penned by Wrath of the Titans’ and The Conjuring 2‘s David Leslie Johnson.
Allan Zeman, the producer on both the 2000 film and this new one, is quoted in an interview here as saying that the new film “can’t even be compared” to the original.
“This is a huge blockbuster, done Warner Brothers-style. The other film was an original, independent film that was one of our first films. There’s just absolutely no comparison. This film is in a totally different category; it can’t even be compared to the original.”
“Done right, which I’m sure it will be with Warner Brothers, there’s no doubt in my mind that sequel and prequels will follow.”
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