Chris McKay is quite the in-demand talent these. Having cut his teeth on Robot Chicken and The LEGO Movie, McKay made his feature-film directorial debut with The LEGO Batman Movie and is currently developing a Nightwing movie for Warner Brothers. And now, he could well end up tackling the iconic Dungeons and Dragons property.
As per Variety, McKay is currently in talks with Paramount Pictures to helm the studio’s Dungeons and Dragons effort. That film is one of several projects currently planned as part of Paramount’s new AllSpark Pictures banner. For this latest take on Dungeons and Dragons, Michael Gillio has been brought in to pen the screenplay.
The D&D property itself began life back in 1974 as a hugely popular roleplaying game. Full of magical and mystical characters, the game was famously turned in to a cartoon series back in 1983, and a live-action turd-tastic movie would finally happen in 2000. Several other straight-to-DVD films have followed, and this latest new take on Dungeons and Dragons has been in development as far back as 2013. 2016 then saw Ansel Elgort in talks to star in the picture, but nothing concrete seemed to come of those negotiations.
As ever, expect more on all of this as we get it.