Paramount Conjures up a Dungeons & Dragons Film Release Date

Along with a flurry of other release date announcements, Exhibitor Relations today tweeted out that Paramount is moving forward with its Dungeons & Dragons feature film and has an expected opening date:

With a release date more than three years downrange, there's little to say that it won't see some adjustments along the way. Films based on the venerable granddaddy of all role-playing games have yet to find much in the way of cinematic success. Most of the handful of D&D-related films that have been released over the years are more MST3K-worthy than anything to be taken seriously, with the initial Dungeons & Dragons film released in 2000 garnering a whopping 10% on Rotten Tomatoes. Later installments did little better, tapering out in the mid-20% range.

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Rob Letterman (Monsters vs. Aliens, Goosebumps) is currently attached to direct the script by Lindsey Beer and David Johnson. Beer is also currently credited as being a writer on Patrick Rothfuss's upcoming franchise-starter Kingkiller Chronicles from Lionsgate. Bates Motel's John Powers Middleton will serve as executive producer.

About Bill Watters

Games programmer by day, geek culture and fandom writer by night. You'll find me writing most often about tv and movies with a healthy side dose of the goings-on around the convention and fandom scene.

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