Directorial duo Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley have been hard at work on the movie’s script at their respective homes, despite not being able to go on their planned location scouting earlier this year.
The duo, who recently left Warner Bros’ The Flash solo movie (another long-gestating project), revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that they had just “commenced on [their] second draft” of the script, and have been constantly bouncing ideas off each other via Zoom.
“We were able to go off and devote our time to [working on the Dungeons & Dragons script],” said Goldstein. “On the other hand, we were supposed to be flying to the U.K. to scout in March.”
“We do a weekly [meeting] with the studio where we all get on the phone and discuss the state of everything involved in the movie. The only thing we have back-burnered is the actual physical scouting,” added Daley.
Goldstein and Daley have also weighed in on their approach on the movie, suggesting that the main focus will be on the characters, in order to make the movie more “special and makes an audience invest” — similar to how they handled Spider-Man: Homecoming, on which they were the co-writers.
No announcement on the casting or an exact release date for Dungeons & Dragons has been made yet.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.