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Published On: Wed, May 8th, 2013

Warner Bros moves forward with ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ film with ‘Wrath of the Titans’ writer

Warner Bros has acquired the rights to film a Dungeons and Dragons movie with Wrath of the Titans writer David Leslie Johnson has signed on to work on the script, according to Deadline.

The studio is reported to be “quite far along” in the project, adapting a script that was originally based on Gary Gygax’s D&D precursor Chainmail.

dungeons_and_dragons_poster 2000 filmThe 2000 Dungeons and Dragons film, starred Thora Birch, Jeremy Irons and Justin Whalin,  was a critical and commercial flop, earning only $15 million in the US on a $45 million budget.

There were two straight-to-DVD sequels – 2005’s Wrath of the Dragon God and 2012’s The Book of Vile Darkness which tapped into the cult following by some fans.

Here’s the original synopsis on IMDB:

The Empire of Izmer has long been a divided land. The Mages – an elite group of magic users – rule whilst the lowly commoners are powerless. Izmer’s young Empress, Savina, wants equality and prosperity for all, but the evil Mage Profion is plotting to depose her, and establish his own rule. The Empress possesses a scepter which controls Izmer’s Golden Dragons. To challenge her rule, Profion must have the scepter, and tricks the Council of Mages into believing Savina is unfit to hold it. Knowing that Profion will bring death and destruction to Izmer, Savina, must find the legendary Rod of Savrille, a mythical rod that has the power to control Red Dragons, a species even mightier than the Gold. Enter two thieves, Ridley and Snails, who unwittingly become instrumental in Savina’s search for the Rod. Joined by a feisty Dwarf named Elwood, and helped by the Empress’s expert tracker, the Elf Norda, the young heroes go in search of the Rod of Savrille. From the deadly maze of the Thieves … Written by Wizards of the Coast

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