BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The iconic, medieval role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons is being adapted as a film franchise.
The movie series will be a collaboration of Warner Bros. Pictures, Hasbro's Allspark Pictures and Sweetpea Entertainment.
Hasbro's Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis; Courtney Solomon and Allan Zeman of Sweetpea Entertainment; and Roy Lee are attached as producers.
Warner Bros. Pictures said it already has a script, written by David Leslie Johnson, for the first installment in the franchise.
"We are so excited about bringing the world of Dungeons & Dragons to life on the big screen," Greg Silverman, president of creative development and worldwide production for Warner Bros. Pictures, said in a statement Monday. "This is far and away the most well-known brand in fantasy, which is the genre that drives the most passionate film followings. D&D has endless creative possibilities, giving our filmmakers immense opportunities to delight and thrill both fans and moviegoers new to the property."
"This is such an enormous opportunity to bring the rich fantasy setting of the Forgotten Realms to life and, together with the creative powerhouse of Warner Bros., use movies to tell the stories that have enchanted passionate D&D fans for decades," added Stephen Davis, executive vice president and chief content officer of Hasbro, Inc. "D&D is the role-playing game that started it all and now we have the opportunity to ignite a franchise for its legions of avid fans in a way never done before."