Friday, September 30, 2011

D&D Movie News

Has anyone read any new information on the upcoming D&D movie?

There was the contest to be involved in the movie and then news just sorta stopped.

The Internet Movie Database does list Dungeons and Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness as a 2011 release. There has been speculation that the release of this movie on Syfy (or whatever) will coincide with the release of the book in December, and that would certainly make sense. If it's all about 4E powers 'n' shit it won't be my bag.

The first movie was terrible, but I'm very fond of the second movie - largely in part because the writing and references stuck close to D&D history. I do note that Gerry Lively the director and, most importantly, writer Brian Rudnick, are back on the third film. That's good news.

It should also be noted that the IMDB also lists a fourth D&D movie for release in 2012.

1 comment:

  1. Unless I'm mistaken the first one was a "real" movie by people not associated with D&D, and the second (and third) made cheaper and more at the control of WotC, so it would not surprise me if they adhered more closely to the game, at least as it currently stands. The second one had the 3rd edition D&D logo on it, remember, unlike the first movie.