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Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the rights to make a new feature based on the RPG fantasy franchise "Dungeons and Dragons".

The project began as "Chainmail", a script by David Leslie Johnson ("Wrath Of The Titans," "Red Riding Hood") based on an obscure game by D&D designer Gary Gygax.

The script will now be retro-fitted to fit the much larger and more well-known creation. Roy Lee and Courtney Solomon will produce.

The Dungeons and Dragons brand has generated north of $1 billion in books and merchandise since it was launched in 1974.

A previous and modestly budgeted film adaptation was made in 2000 starring Jeremy Irons, Justin Whalin, Marlon Wayans, Thora Birch and Bruce Payne. It's expected this rebooted take on the property will score a more substantial budget and higher profile behind-the-scenes talent.

Source: Deadline »

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