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2021-03-03 10:14:32 AM  
9 votes:
Someone else who should be involved but probably isn't: Deborah Ann Woll, still my favorite celebrity DM.
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2021-03-03 9:49:57 AM  
7 votes:
If Vin Diesel is not part of the cast by the time production starts then its safe to say the movie will fail
 
2021-03-03 11:02:59 AM  
5 votes:
It's weird that these D&D films haven't just adapted classic modules, like White Plume Mountain or The Lost City, for the basis of a script.

I mean, they're classics for a reason; people love playing them and you'd have easy-to-sell callbacks that won't feel forced. Throw in a beholder or a reference to the magic mouth illustration from the original DMG, and call it a day.
 
2021-03-03 1:10:16 PM  
4 votes:
I hope they have a tasteful beholder tentacle love scene.
 
2021-03-03 11:45:35 AM  
4 votes:
 They should really add Tom Hanks to the cast. It would give him a chance to make up for participating in Mazes & Monsters.
 
2021-03-03 11:37:51 AM  
4 votes:

Stupid Guitar: It's weird that these D&D films haven't just adapted classic modules, like White Plume Mountain or The Lost City, for the basis of a script.

I mean, they're classics for a reason; people love playing them and you'd have easy-to-sell callbacks that won't feel forced. Throw in a beholder or a reference to the magic mouth illustration from the original DMG, and call it a day.


Honestly it would be better as a comedy series about people playing a D&D game where it pops between the in game and out of game
 
2021-03-03 10:37:29 AM  
4 votes:
I don't give a crap about the BIG NAME STARS. Tell me about the movie's plot/storyline and I may give a damn.

/Forgotten Realms? Dragonlance? Greyhawk?
//it'd be kinda cool if they went with Ravenloft or Spelljammer
///Dark Sun FTW
 
2021-03-03 10:03:52 AM  
4 votes:

lifeslammer: If Vin Diesel is not part of the cast by the time production starts then its safe to say the movie will fail


I wonder how they plan on keeping Joe Manganiello off the set.
 
2021-03-03 10:06:55 AM  
3 votes:
Oh man, this better not fail its saving throw against sucking ass.
 
2021-03-03 2:15:40 PM  
2 votes:

lifeslammer: Honestly it would be better as a comedy series about people playing a D&D game where it pops between the in game and out of game


That's the exact description of Gamers and it's sequel Gamers: Dorkness Rising.
Low budget indie movies but both are great.

The Gamers - The full movie
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They also did a series which is not as good.
 
2021-03-03 12:31:03 PM  
2 votes:

lifeslammer: Stupid Guitar: It's weird that these D&D films haven't just adapted classic modules, like White Plume Mountain or The Lost City, for the basis of a script.

I mean, they're classics for a reason; people love playing them and you'd have easy-to-sell callbacks that won't feel forced. Throw in a beholder or a reference to the magic mouth illustration from the original DMG, and call it a day.

Honestly it would be better as a comedy series about people playing a D&D game where it pops between the in game and out of game


That's a terrible idea and would make the movie only interesting to some subset of people who actually play D&D
 
2021-03-03 11:59:56 AM  
2 votes:
Why would you want a D&D (pick your flavour) film at all? The appeal of playing D&D is that you use your own imagination coupled with that of your friends and the DM to interact and invest through *your* character with the story/scenario.

Watching a D&D film robs D&D of all of its meaning, and effectively becomes another bog-standard CGI-wank-fest fantasy film, where the D&D "element" is just using some TM/(C) names and places in some valueless marketing BS.
 
2021-03-03 11:33:23 AM  
2 votes:
Please be Dragonlance. Please be Dragonlance. Please be Dragonlance.


/or Tomb of Horrors.
//everybody dies.
///In hilarious ways.
 
2021-03-03 11:18:35 AM  
2 votes:

rogue49: It will only work if the writers, director, producers, etc understand D&D.

And how to get many hours of play, down to 2.
Much less actual character development, including skills...and not just handing them a magic weapon/wand/etc

Forget the damn thief, they're always comic relief and useless. And fighters are redundant and boring.

Focus on the magic users
As protagonists!!!
You've got tons of magic classes to work with.
Wiz, Sorcerer, Druid, Warlock, etc etc etc.

Make it a true dungeon crawl
No friggin landscape travel.
Got sick of this in LOTR.

Leave the villain to be some arch Lich...Hugh Grant loves makeup now.
Don't do what you always do...

Believe me, newer generation gets fantasy already. Slim the intros.

Head straight into the spell slinging.


Some of the timing reasons are why it would probably be better as a series on Netflix and not a stand alone movie

They could break it up in sessions like the Sherlock series, where each one is two hours long.  That gives them time to get into the characters & story, while still getting something accomplished each episode.
 
2021-03-03 11:09:23 AM  
2 votes:
It will only work if the writers, director, producers, etc understand D&D.

And how to get many hours of play, down to 2.
Much less actual character development, including skills...and not just handing them a magic weapon/wand/etc

Forget the damn thief, they're always comic relief and useless. And fighters are redundant and boring.

Focus on the magic users
As protagonists!!!
You've got tons of magic classes to work with.
Wiz, Sorcerer, Druid, Warlock, etc etc etc.

Make it a true dungeon crawl
No friggin landscape travel.
Got sick of this in LOTR.

Leave the villain to be some arch Lich...Hugh Grant loves makeup now.
Don't do what you always do...

Believe me, newer generation gets fantasy already. Slim the intros.

Head straight into the spell slinging.
 
2021-03-03 10:05:45 AM  
2 votes:

lifeslammer: If Vin Diesel is not part of the cast by the time production starts then its safe to say the movie will fail


And/or Joe Manganiello
 
2021-03-03 6:13:18 PM  
1 vote:

WilderKWight: Please be Dragonlance. Please be Dragonlance. Please be Dragonlance.


/or Tomb of Horrors.
//everybody dies.
///In hilarious ways.


Hoping it's Dragonlance, but what villain would Hugh be? Lord Soth? Ariakas? Verminaard? Michelle Rodriguez, please be Kitiara.

/Dark Sun also needs love.
 
2021-03-03 11:39:10 AM  
1 vote:
I'm keeping my money unless Willie Aames and Donnie Most join the cast.
 
2021-03-03 10:18:27 AM  
1 vote:
Can't be worse than the last one.
 
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