Quarrels and Quills - The Play by Post Role-Playing Community - Powered by vBulletin
  • Warner Brothers planned Dungeons and Dragons film in trouble?

    Attachment 1667News that Warner Brothers has aquired the rights to make a moved based on Dungeons and Dragons may not be true after all. Hasbro, owners of Wizards of Coast, has filed a lawsuit to stop the planned move claiming that it has not authorized the movie. Instead, Wizards has an agreement with Universal pictures.Earlier this month, the news said that Warner Brothers already has a script from David Leslie Johnson. Johnson wrote Wrath of the Titans and Red Riding Hood. The script, Chainmill, is based on a game designed by Gary Gygax before he launched Dungeons and Dragons.

    The film was to be produced by Roy Lee and Courtney Solomon, who directed the 2000 Dungeons and Dragons film starring Jeremy Irons. With Alan Zeman being the executive Producer of the project. Solomon's studio claims it has the right to make a sequel or prequel to the 2000 film.

    The Dungeons and Dragons brand that has generated over $1 billion dollars since it launched in 1974 and the news claimed that Warner Brothers is treating this property as a major priority. They hoped to catch the interest of those who are enjoying the HBO series Game of Thrones and those who enjoy the Peter Jackson Hobbit adaptations.

    But Hasbro has filed a lawsuit against Solomon's Sweatpea Entertainment alleging that it has no right to make a film that exploits the Dungeon and Dragon brand. It seeks a declaration that it owns the rights to the property and wants an injunction to stop the planned Warner Brothers film. Warner Brothers is not a defendant in the lawsuit.

    Further the complaint states that the sequel rights would revert on a rolling basis on the earlier of five years from the U.S. release or seven years from the final director's cut.

    Sweatpea meanwhile has produced two TV films for the SyFy Channel: Wrath of the Dragon God in 2005 and The Book of Vile Darkness in 2012. They claim that this reset the sequel rights five year reversion clock but the Hasbro lawsuit claims that since it was not released as a theaterical release it did not.

    We have made three pictures so far, and we’re going to make more -
    including the tentpole project that is currently in advanced stages of development with Warner Bros," says Solomon in a statement.
  • Recent Posts

    SilntAngl5

    The World of Emporium: The Hunt of Light and Dark

    Beyond Emporium: On the Journey to Death



    Pasce, Princess of Rekōdo and the Spirits of King Heron and Queen I'yana

    SilntAngl5 Yesterday, 09:17 PM Go to last post
    Shades

    After the funeral (with Sojourn)

    Pamela Allerton // Peter Allerton



    Pamela smiled sadly when her uncle mentioned that was Aunt Bess. It was just in her personality.

    Shades Yesterday, 06:20 PM Go to last post
    Shades

    Discussion and comments

    She's not a murder suspect. lol

    Shades Yesterday, 05:41 PM Go to last post
    Optimus Prime

    House Escape In Character

    Dylan Wilson



    Dylan didn't like the look that Jim gave him. It was frustrating to know there was little he could do. It was

    Optimus Prime Yesterday, 05:17 PM Go to last post
    Optimus Prime

    Hell hath no fury

    Jake Turner



    "That's fine. I'm sure we'll figure something out."

    Jake replied to Angie, a little distracted.

    Optimus Prime Yesterday, 05:14 PM Go to last post
    Optimus Prime

    Court Case

    Brandon Wallace



    Brandon was relieved to be walking out of the police station. For someone who had rarely gone to the principal's

    Optimus Prime Yesterday, 05:07 PM Go to last post
  • Like Us

  • Advertisement