Chris Pine is about to get medieval. Everyone’s second favorite Chris (behind Chris Evans, naturally) is in negotiations to star in eOne/Paramount’s Dungeons & Dragons, Deadline reports. The wildly popular Hasbro game is officially getting the live-action feature film treatment, 46 years and over 40 million players later.
Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley will be at the helm of Dungeons & Dragons. Goldstein and Daley wrote the script based on a previous draft by Michael Gilio.
Now, Goldstein and Daley were hired for Dungeons & Dragons in 2019 after they directed Game Night and penned the successful Spider-Man: Homecoming. According to Deadline, the impending flick “will feature an ensemble cast and take a subversive approach to the game.” Pine recently starred in the Star Trek film trilogy for Paramount. The studio is hoping Dungeons & Dragons will prove to be their next tentpole franchise. Plans are being made to start shooting in the first quarter of 2021 in Belfast, Ireland.
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Pine can next be seen reprising his role as Steve Trevor opposite Gal Gadot in Patty Jenkin‘s Wonder Woman 1984, which is slated for release on Christmas Day. He’s currently shooting Olivia Wilde‘s Don’t Worry Darling.
As far as I’m concerned, Chris Pine can do anything. He can sing and dance. And, if he so chooses, he can slay the shirt out of dragons. Goldstein and Daley created a superb script for Spider-Man: Homecoming, so I’m interested to see how they tackle Dungeons & Dragons.
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