The end of an extended legal battle apparently has left Warner Bros Pictures raring to go on a feature film based on Dungeons & Dragons. Warner Bros. Pictures, Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures and Sweetpea Entertainment are working together on the feature film and David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2) has already written the script. Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis from Hasbro will produce the film along with Roy Lee, Courtney Solomon, and Allan Zeman.
“We are so excited about bringing the world of Dungeons & Dragons to life on the big screen,” stated Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures. “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.”
“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,” said Stephen Davis, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer of Hasbro, Inc. “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.”
Included in the official announcement was a statement regarding the legal issues:
“Today’s announcement reflects the resolution of Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast LLC’s complaint against Sweetpea Entertainment, Inc. and Sweetpea BVI, Ltd. and the counterclaims filed by Sweetpea against Hasbro in May 2013 related to the Dungeons & Dragon brand. Solomon and Zeman will be attached to produce all Warner Bros.-produced Dungeons & Dragons film and television productions. All rights for future Dungeons & Dragons productions have been unified and returned to Wizards of the Coast, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hasbro.”
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