Warner Bros. has signed “Goosebumps” director Rob Letterman to helm an upcoming feature film based on the massively popular “Dungeons & Dragons” role-playing game franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In addition to 2015’s “Goosebumps,” Letterman is best known for writing and directing the Dreamworks animated features “Shark Tale” and “Monsters vs. Aliens.” News of the signing follows earlier rumored reports linking the property to Letterman, who is still expected to take up directing duties on a “Goosebumps” sequel.
The “D&D” movie will be written by David Leslie Johnson, according to the latest report, who penned 2012’s “Wrath of the Titans” for the studio. Johnson has also previously been announced as the writer for Warner Bros.’ “Aquaman” movie, which will star Jason Momoa and is slated for a July 27, 2018 release.
“Dungeons & Dragons” will be produced by executives from the toy and gaming company Hasbro, which originally published the fantasy game. Hasbro made news recently after hiring Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon, “Saga” scribe Brian K. Vaughan, and a host of other Hollywood heavy hitters to serve as a creative committee intended to plan out a cohesive, connected cinematic universe based on properties the company holds licenses to, which include G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Visionairies, M.A.S.K. and ROM.
No release date has yet been announced for “Dungeons & Dragons.”
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