Dungeons + Dragons movie lives again (thanks to Game of Thrones)

It sounds like Dungeons & Dragons might finally get the movie it's always deserved.

For one of the biggest and oldest franchises in geekdom, D&D has a spotty-at-best record when it comes to the big screen. But thanks in part to Game of Thrones, that might change soon.

Warner Bros. has snagged the rights to the classic role-playing game and is in the process of finalizing a script written by David Leslie Johnson (Wrath of the Titans, Red Riding Hood). With HBO’s Game of Thrones showing there’s an appetite for serious fantasy, Deadline reports the studio is apparently ready to finally give the franchise the budget it deserves.

The screenplay they plan to use has actually been bouncing around a while, and was originally titled Chainmail. It was based on a similar game crafted by D&D designer Gary Gygax before he launched Dungeons, and is being repurposed to fit the more popular franchise.

The studio is aiming to reboot the classic for a new generation with hopes of launching a franchise, in an effort to attract casual fans and diehards alike. Here’s hoping they can (finally) pull it off.

Do you think Dungeons & Dragons can work on the big screen, or are you still scarred from previous attempts?

(Via Deadline)

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