Paramount and Hasbro’s AllSpark Pictures banner still haven’t given up on making a live-action Dungeons & Dragons movie and after overcoming several hurdles over the years–it looks like the studio is close to signing up new faces in Hollywood to helm the project. Earlier this week, Deadline reported that duo director Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley are currently in discussions to take up the directorial duties of RPG adaptation feature film.
It is likely that most fans aren’t holding their breath over the project seeing light anytime soon since Paramount and Hasbro’s AllSpark have been trying to develop this movie for years and unfortunately, it still remains in development hell. Earlier last year in February, it was reported that director Chris McKay was in negotiations to helm the movie. So, it seems like the duo might be replacing McKay whose been attached for well over a year.
On the bright side, one good sign suggests Dungeons & Dragons might finally move forward as a new listings report from Production Weekly has revealed the project’s working title as “Chainmail”.
For those unaware, Chainmail is a wargame which was co-created by Dungeons & Dragons designer Gary Gygax in 1971. It is believed that this game laid the foundation for the world’s greatest RPG game i.e. Dungeons & Dragons.
Director Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley were earlier attached to direct Warner Bros. and DC Films’ The Flash movie. But the duo exited the negotiations and are now available to take over this project. The duo are known for writing the script for Spider-Man: Homecoming and directing the critically acclaimed dark comedy movie, Game Night for New Line and Warner Bros.
It’s currently unknown if the duo would also write or co-write the movie. Michael Gillio was attached to pen the script and also wrote the most recent draft with McKay directing but it seems like the earlier set motions could change.
Dungeons & Dragons movie is expected to hit theaters on November 21, 2021.
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