Hasbro and Sweetpea Entertainment have announced a new Dungeons & Dragons film is in the works, now that the companies have settled a years-long legal dispute over who held the screen rights.Warner Bros.,
Back in 2013, Hasbro was working with Universal on a new Dungeons & Dragons movie, while Warner Bros. and Sweetpea developed their own film. Hasbro then sued Sweetpea over rights to make a new film, but the companies have now compromised in an undisclosed arrangement and are proceeding forward with this project.
Orphan and Wrath of the Titans screenwriter David Leslie Johnson has already penned the script for the new Dungeons & Dragons. The producers for the film are Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis, of Hasbro;Courtney Solomon and Allan Zeman, of Sweetpea; and Roy Lee, who's previously worked on The LEGO Movie and How to Train Your Dragon.
“This is such an enormous opportunity to bring the rich fantasy setting of the Forgotten Realms to life and, together with the creative powerhouse of Warner Bros., use movies to tell the stories that have enchanted passionate D&D fans for decades,” Davis said. “D&D is the role-playing game that started it all and now we have the opportunity to ignite a franchise for its legions of avid fans in a way never done before.”