Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver, Fault In Our Stars) is reportedly negotiating with WB to lead their new adaptation of the fantasy table-top game Dungeons of Dragons according to Deadline. Ansel will be making a move towards an action lead with Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver.
Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy adventure centering on a warrior and his band of mystical creatures as they embark on a dangerous journey to find a mythical treasure.
David Leslie Johnson the screenwriter of The Conjuring 2 penned the script and the studio hired Goosebumps director Rob Letterman to make it.
I’m a bit nervous having Letterman behind the camera, since he made the very awful Guillver’s Travels, which is sort of on the level of the last Dungeons and Dragons film. Even more o when the goofiness of the fantasy genre came front-and-center with Duncan Jones’ Warcraft proved to be domestic box office poison. You’d expect to see Warner Bros. take more cues from Hobbit and Lord of The Rings for the caliber of the production.
Another alarm bell being that Elgort is American, and not having British accents in fantasy films is jarring. Movies like Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Dragonheart were hurt by having leads that couldn’t be bothered tackling British accents. Then again, the Americans in Lord of The Rings did.
Vin Diesel is a massive fan of the game and has voiced an interest in taking a role as well.