Progress on the Dungeons & Dragons film, as one of its co-directors suggests the script is now ready.

Back in 2000, there were high hopes for the big screen movie based on the classic Dungeons & Dragons role playing game. This was just ahead of Lord Of The Rings hitting cinemas, and a cast led by Jeremy Irons was assembled. Sadly, the resultant film was not very good, and its poor box office performance killed immediate sequels.

That said, since then, there’s been regular chat about another big screen outing. But it’s only in the last year or so has it suddenly looked feasible. That’s because last summer, Game Night directors and Spider-Man: Homecoming writers Jonathan M Goldstein and John Francis Daley were signed up to write and direct a new Dungeons & Dragons film. The plan being to have the film in cinemas in the summer of 2021.

Since then? There’s been no word. Until earlier this week, when Goldstein took to his Twitter account to demonstrate that progress has very much been made…

Now sure, that’s not quite ‘we’re starting shooting tomorrow’, but it’s as much tangible progress as we’ve seen on the project for a long, long time.

More as we hear it. Insert a generic joke about rolling a 14 if you must. Know you’ll be getting a Paddington hard stare in return…

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