After three years in development with the Harry Potter and The Hobbit studio Warner Bros, the Dungeons and Dragons movie looks to be making some gradual progress (via. GameSpot).
According to The Tracking Board, Sharktale and Goosebumps director Rob Letterman has signed on to direct the film, with Wrath of the Titans and Red Riding Hood writer David Leslie Johnson manning the film’s script.
A 2013 Deadline report mentioned Warner Bros’ intentions to use the upcoming film to reboot the D&D franchise and attract new viewers.
Based on the revered fantasy tabletop game, the film will revolve around a warrior and a group of magical beings – amongst them a half-dragon and a “cunning gnome.” Nothing much else is known of the plot so far, except that it will center on the group’s perilous adventure in search of legendary treasures.
Producing the film will be Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment (The LEGO Movie), as well as Stephen Davis and Brian Goldner of Hasbro and Sweetpea Entertainment’s Courtney Solomon, who directed and produced the 2000 Dungeons and Dragons film starring Jeremy Irons.
Whilst no official casting announcements have been made yet, The Tracking Board (citing unknown sources) claims that producers are “eyeing a Vin-Diesel type” for the lead role. Diesal himself has spoken about his enthusiasm for the D&D series before, but neither he nor Warner Bros. have spoken further about his possible involvement in the film.
As of yet, there has been neither word of a release date, nor an estimated production time frame for the film.