Entertainment One (eOne) has tapped “John Wick” author Derek Kolstad to develop a “Dungeons & Dragons” TV-series pitch.
Dungeons & Dragons, which has been tailored for the big-screen earlier than, is a well-liked board recreation from the Hasbro-owned Wizards of the Coast. (Wizards of the Coast additionally created the favored Magic the Gathering card recreation.)
Following a $3.eight billion acquisition, Entertainment One can also be now a part of Hasbro, which is aware of a factor or two about board video games (Monopoly, Clue, Yahtzee, Scrabble, and so forth.).
In addition to this small-screen improvement undertaking, which we’re informed by an insider with information of the method is within the “very early stages,” eOne can also be working with different writers on different D&D initiatives. One of these is a brand new “Dungeons & Dragons” movie, which is being directed by Jonathan Goldstein and Jonathan Francis Daley.
As first reported by TheWrap, Kolstad co-wrote “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” sequence for Disney+. He is represented by APA, Circle of Confusion and Behr Abramson Levy.
The “Dungeons & Dragons” film in 2000, directed by Courtney Solomon and written by Topper Lilien and Carroll Cartwright, doesn’t encourage a lot confidence in one other go on the franchise. That D&D adaptation has only a 10% score with the critics on Rotten Tomatoes. The viewers has the movie at 20%.
That film starred Jeremy Irons, Bruce Payne and Marlon Wayans, amongst others.
The 21-year-old film was not only a vital nightmare, it was additionally a box-office bomb, drawing south of $34 million worldwide on a funds of $45 million, in line with Box Office Mojo. Still, it impressed a sequel, which in 2005 had a very restricted overseas launch.
The Dungeons & Dragons board recreation is the stuff of legend in nerd tradition. It has typically crossed-over onto TV and movie numerous instances, most just lately because the go-to recreation for the youngsters in Netflix sequence “Stranger Things.” On Dan Harmon’s “Community,” the gang performs by way of an entire recreation.
THR first reported the information of Kolstad growing a “Dungeons & Dragons” present for Entertainment One.
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