Warner Bros set to make Dungeons and Dragons film

The studio are embracing sword and sorcery for a cinema reboot of the original role-playing game

Warner Bros are set to make a film version of fantasy role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons.

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The studio have bought the rights to make a movie based on the enduringly popular sword-and-sorcery classic and are “quite far along in the development of the project,” according to Deadline.

The film is scripted by Red Riding Hood and Wrath of the Titans screenwriter David Leslie Johnson and will be produced, rather appropriately, by How to Train Your Dragon’s Roy Lee and Courtney Solomon.

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Wargame Dungeons and Dragons was first published in 1974 and has since become an international cult phenomenon. The fantasy game previously inspired a critically panned film starring Jeremy Irons, Thora Birch and Justin Whalin, as well as two sequels which skipped the cinema and went straight to DVD. Dungeons and Dragons also spawned an animated TV series which aired during the early 80s.