Hasbro is giving Dungeons & Dragons another chance on the big screen, and this time it could not suck like New Line’s infamous attempt from the early 2000s.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that “Goosebumps” director Rob Letterman will be directing the new Dungeons & Dragons movie. Even though the movie will be written by the guy who did “Wrath of the Titans”, if you look at Goosebumps you could see a potentially really cool way they could adapt D&D on the big screen.
Remember the classic D&D Saturday morning cartoon from the 80s? Goosebumps kind of had that tone of the fantasy world bleeding into the real world, and they could go with a similar angle as the D&D cartoon with the movies. Have some kids go to an amusement park, and they get transported into the D&D world.
I think that would work a lot better than trying to make it a serious fantasy movie like they tried with the first theatrical release and it’s even-worse direct to video sequel. Dungeons & Dragons is a franchise that deserves a decent movie out of it, and now that Habsro owns the game they have the muscle to do it with their film production arm that’s handling things like Transformers and GI-Joe.