Paramount Pictures has announced a string of new dates for their upcoming feature film schedule and they’ve delayed the release of Dungeons & Dragons by almost an entire year.
They’ve officially moved the fantasy adventure film from May 27, 2022 to March 3, 2023.
Game Night’s John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are directing and writing.
The growing cast includes Chris Pine (Star Trek, Wonder Woman), Michelle Rodriguez (Avatar, F9, Alita: Battle Angel), Rege-Jean Page (Bridgerton, The Gray Man), Justice Smith (Detective Pikachu, Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom), Sophia Lillis (It), and Hugh Grant (The Gentlemen, Five Eyes) is reportedly playing a villain.
The Ronin previously confirmed production under the working title Chainmail will be taking place in Belfast, Northern Ireland and France. The film’s cinematographer will be Barry Peterson (Game Night) and production designer Raymond Chan (The Falcon & The Winter Soldier).
Dungeons & Dragons is based on the beloved table top game that eventually incorporated various universes including elements from the Fafhrd & The Gray Mouser series of novels created by American fantasy author Fritz Leiber. It remains to be seen what Paramount’s angle will be with the new movie, if they’ll be setting it simply in a fantasy world or will be slightly inspired by the recent Jumanji film from Sony Pictures.
There is also a live-action series in the works from John Wick creator Derek Kolstad (The Falcon & The Winter Soldier, Nobody).