Michelle Rodriguez and Justice Smith have joined Chris Pine in Paramount Pictures and eOne’s classic Dungeons & Dragons feature movie adaptation.
Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are going to direct the movie, which is based on the famous fantasy role-playing game.
There’s no news on who any of the actors are playing in the movie. We also don’t have any real story details to reveal, but it was reported earlier that it might focus on “a group of adventurers looking for the Eye of Vecna, a powerful artifact that dates back to the earliest days of the game. Vecna is a powerful lich turned god whose hand and eye (remnants from when Vecna was a mortal) grant unspeakable power. Both the Hand and Eye of Vecna come with a terrible cost – in order to use either artifact, the user must remove their existing eye or hand and then replace it with the artifact.”
Goldstein reveals that it feels like a natural progression for them in terms of the fun they’ve added in projects like Spider-Man: Homecoming and Game Night:
“We want it to be fun. It’s not an out and out comedy, but it is an action-fantasy movie with a lot of comedic elements and characters we hope people will really get into and enjoy watching their adventures.”
Daley also said:
“D&D is such a unique look at the fantasy genre where it is contemporary in terms of the people playing it and the way they speak to each other. So we never wanted to spoof the genre of fantasy or take the piss out of it. But we did want to find another way into it that we hadn’t necessarily seen before. Just the format of Dungeons & Dragons is so interesting and fun and all about critical thinking and thinking on your feet and figuring out ways to make things work after they fall flat. There’s a lot of the spirit of that that we’re trying to inject into the movie itself.”
The movie is going to be awesome I’m sure, when that many creative minds and brilliant actors come together for a project, it will going to be awesome, can’t wait to watch the movie or the trailer.