It was a project that was left in doubt after a rights issue between Warner Bros. and Hasbro arose to bring things to a stall. However the issue was cleared up, as reported in August, and Warner Bros. are going ahead with their adaption of the popular role-playing board game Dungeons and Dragons. Now they have their Dungeon Master: Rob Letterman.
Letterman, being the director of Shark Tale, Monsters vs. Aliens, Gulliver’s Travels and Goosebumps, is no stranger to ghouls, monsters, talking animals and what have you, and is therefore a logical choice to seat in the director’s chair. He has be working from a script written by David Leslie Jones, which was originally named Chainmail after another game by D&D creator Gary Gygax.
Given his pedigree, it would be a good guess that Warner Bros. and Letterman’s vision of Dungeons and Dragons will be more family-fun-based as opposed to a dark, dingy and almost certainly R-rated fantasy.
Now that the director has been found, the search for the lead will now begin. Sources suggest that Vin Diesel would be a popular choice, with Diesel himself being a real-life fan of the game (his character is called Morgoth). However, whether Diesel and Letterman would gel is a debatable topic.
There is no date set for Dungeons and Dragons as of yet.