First we gave you the story about a film based upon the life of Slinky; just last, we also announced a “hip-hop heist” Uno film. In the latter article we mentioned the schlew of toy inspired movies currently being in production by the toymaker highlighting this is no new trend. Another film has just done that for us though seemingly, as the new Dungeons & Dragons film which is another toy inspired film to add to the list. The board game which focused on a rather complex and nuanced set of rules first his shelves in the 1970’s, and to this day it has been one of the biggest board games to ever exist. So big that it is not getting the real Hollywood treatment. With a D&D film being put into production with some notable names already attached.
The board game was typically composed of four players who had to each use their unique strategies to gain victory. While this may feel oddly similar to the Jumanji film we just got from Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in 2019, we already know two faces that will help each film remain unique. Michelle Rodriguez of Fast & Furious fame and Christopher Pine after his role in Detective Pikachu have been pegged to star in the upcoming film, a stark departure from Johnson and Hart that should still pack an enjoyable punch. Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Haley, the same duo behind 2018’s Game Night which achieved an 85% on rotten tomatoes, indicating that the upcoming production is in good hands. We are still early in production so no official fleas date has been announced, but fan can be sure it should hit theaters in the next few years.
This is certainly not the f\irst attempt to produce a Dungeons & Dragons themed film – three have already been made. The trilogy spanned 2000 through 2012, with the third installment achieving a rotten 26% on Rotten Tomatoes. The new faces involved should hopefully breathe new life into the franchise, and likely will as both the actors and directors have strong resumes to back them up. While only time can tell, fans of the classic board game can remain excited for to see their beloved game on the silver screen and potentially spawn off a few new D&D fans.