Aug 03, 2015 04:10 PM EST
Warner Bros. to Continue Development of Dungeons & Dragons Film After Lengthy Legal Battle
After a long legal battle, Warner Bros. was finally able to announce today that they will be going ahead and making a Dungeon & Dragons movie.
The legal battle was between the production company Sweetpea Entertainment and toy company Hasbro over who owned the sequel rights to Dungeons & Dragons. Now that the battle has ended, Warner Bros. Creative Development and Worldwide Production boss, Greg Silverman, said, "We are so excited about bringing the world of Dungeons & Dragons to life on the big screen. 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."
Hasbro's lawyers Maura Wogan and Jeremy Goldman of Frankfurt Kurnit, said, "This settlement accomplished our overarching goal of unifying all Dungeons & Dragons rights under Hasbro's control, paving the way to make a blockbuster film. It's a great outcome for all involved - especially Dungeons & Dragons fans who will now get to see D & D on the big screen."
Sweetpea's Courtney Solomon said, "We are thrilled that this beloved property can finally make its way to the big screen after 20 years, and that it can be realized by Warner Bros., which has been responsible for the biggest fantasy franchises over the past two decades."
There is no director for the project as of yet, but David Leslie Johnson has written the script for the film.
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