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Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves | March 31, 2023 | Paramount

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Script: David Leslie Johnson

 

Executive Producer: Alan Zeman

Producer(s): Roy Lee and Courtney Solomon

 

Distributor: Warner Bros.

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NEWS

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‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Universal Movie & Hasbro Get Counterclaim From Producer

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WB had a bunch of fantasy movies pre-December 2012, maybe even pre-July 2011. So they had a plan pre-Hobbit, they just need the push be it the Hobbit or other fantasy breakout to push these 10+ into development. WB is working on Warcraft for 2015 and the rest of them are in different stages of production.

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Fanatsy is in decline as TH huge drop from LOTR shows. WB is deluding themselves into thinking they`ll become the Marvel of fantasy.

First, TH was not exactly what I would call a "huge" drop from LOTR.  It wasn't an inconsiderable drop, either, but in any event, the Hobbit still sold a whole lotta tickets.

 

Second, and more importantly, Game of Thrones.  The stunning success of that show puts paid to any notion that fantasy is in decline, a notion that it is generally only generally argued by people who don't like the genre in the first place and particularly by fans of rival genres such as comic and sci-fi and particularly on boards like AICN.

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If they are going to do, they need to do it right.  While there are plenty of examples of how to do this properly (GoT, Excalibur, LotR), there's even another idea which should be the first priority.  And that's to use the first Dungeons and Dragons movie as a model.

 

Anyone involved in this reboot should watch that movie a dozen times, minimum.  Get to know that movie from the inside out; have it imprinted in ones' brain.  And carefully analyze every decision that went into the making of that movie in every respect- and proceed to do the exact opposite.

 

The 2000 D and D was an unmitigated disaster; a box office bomb, mitigated only by a relatively low budget, and a critical disaster, and generally despised even by fanboys.  With many defects, the worst was that it winked at the audience throughout the movie, much like the equally detested Batman and Robin or Conan the Destroyer (but far worse than the latter).  They should have done a Braveheart or Gladiator with dragons, and instead presented a crappier version of a Xena episode.

 

Here's a chance where the studio has a chance to see what works for this (GoT) and what doesn't (the first D and D movie).  And what option are they going to choose?  Wouldn't be surprised to see the same bonehead blunder again.  It seems like studios often fail to learn lessons.

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I don't understand the reasoning of using the Dungeons & Dragons name for this instead of adapting some fantasy novel (of which there would be a ton of options to choose from). I feel like the name could actually drive off certain movie viewers... and even for people who have experience with the game, is there really much reason to be more excited for a Dungeons & Dragons movie than for some other well-done fantasy?

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http://deadline.com/2015/08/dungeons-dragons-movie-warner-bros-hasbro-lawsuit-1201490740/

 

Over 10 months after the final arguments in the lawsuit over whether production company Sweetpea Entertainment or toy giant Hasbro owned the sequel rights toDungeons & DragonsWarner Bros today announced that everything is resolved and they are making a D& D movie. “We are so excited about bringing the world ofDungeons & Dragons to life on the big screen,” said WB Pictures’ Creative Development and Worldwide Production boss Greg Silverman. “This is far and away the most well-known brand in fantasy, which is the genre that drives the most passionate film followings. D&D has endless creative possibilities, giving our filmmakers immense opportunities to delight and thrill both fans and moviegoers new to the property.”


Although their names weren’t on today’s dismissal or the complaints andcounterclaims, that preceded or peppered the 7-day trial last fall, the battled between Hasbro and Sweetpea was really a proxy war between Warners and Universal over which studio will make the next D&D movie. Having struck a $4 million rights deal with Sweetpea before the trial, WB was paying the production company’s legal costs too. No details were made public on the settlement but being that Sweetpea are playing a producer role and the project is at WB, it seems that Solomon came out on top. It also seems that Universal’s supposed deal with Hasbro for a D&D pic was been shelved.

“This settlement accomplished our overarching goal of unifying all Dungeons & Dragons rights under Hasbro’s control, paving the way to make a blockbuster film, said Hasbro’s lawyers Maura Wogan and Jeremy Goldman of Frankfurt Kurnit on Monday. “It’s a great outcome for all involved – especially Dungeons & Dragons fans who will now get to see D & D on the big screen.”

 

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Question that is on every nerd's mind, Dragonlance or Forgotten Realms?

 

Anyway, i wish i was more excited for this but it's from the writer of Wrath of the Titans...

 

Not writing it off quite yet, though.

 

Forgotten Realms. Hell, just make it Baldur's Gate.

 

 

But cast Jeremy Irons again please.

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