Deadline reports that Chris McKay’s attachment to the Chris Pratt action film Ghost Draft for Skydance Pictures has indeed pulled him away from Paramount Pictures/All-Spark Pictures’ live-action Dungeons and Dragons movie based on the popular fantasy pen-and-paper role-playing game.
Now, the studio is in discussions with Game Night directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley to replace McKay, who recently left the Flash movie at Warner Bros.
The long-awaited screen adaptation of the massive role-playing game hit Dungeons & Dragons is one step closer to happening. Sources said that Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley are in discussions to direct the film for Paramount and Hasbro’s AllSpark Pictures banner.
Michael Gilio wrote the most recent draft of the script.
Dungeons and Dragons had a revival of sorts in the last couple of years and was thrust back into the zeitgeist because of Netflix’s Stranger Things, although, had been gaining a resurgence years before the first season dropped.
We had previously heard the studio had been planning on shooting it in London, England.
Paramount Pictures has given the fantasy flick a release date of November 19th, 2021.