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Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley — the duo behind New Line’s sleeper hit Game Night — are in talks to direct the long-gestating Dungeons & Dragons movie for Paramount.
Goldstein and Daley, who recently exited Warner Bros.’ stand-alone Flash movie, will be replacing Lego Batman director Chris McKay, who was previously attached to helm and is now set for the Chris Pratt starrer Ghost Draft.
The role-playing game from Hasbro was previously adapted in 2000 by New Line for a film starring Jeremy Irons. In recent years, the property has been at the center of a legal battle over its film rights, with a 2015 settlement appearing to have paved the way for Warner Bros. to make a movie that at one time had Ansel Elgort in early talks to star. However, the rights eventually left Warners for Paramount, which has a production and distribution deal with Hasbro.
Michael Gilio will pen the screenplay. Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis are producing for AllSpark Pictures, Hasbro’s movie arm.
Goldstein and Daley, who are repped by UTA, were also behind the screenplays for Spider-Man: Homecoming and Horrible Bosses.
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