The film, which has been through multiple writers, directors, legal battles and potential stars in the last seven years, now appears close to getting the full green light. Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, who wrote and directed Game Night and wrote Spider-Man: Homecoming, are tapped to write and direct the film for Paramount, Hasbro and eOne.
David Leslie Johnson, Rob Letterman and Chris McKay were previously involved in development, whilst Ansel Elgort was tapped to star back in 2016. At that time the film was set in the Forgotten Realms world with the story revolving around the Yawning Portal Inn in the city of Waterdeep. Reportedly, Goldstein and Daley threw out those ideas and started from scratch with a new idea developed by writer Michael Gilio when the project moved from Warner Brothers to Paramount.
Pine is best-known for his role as Captain Kirk in three Star Trek movies (Star Trek, Into Darkness and Beyond), which he may yet reprise, and for starring in the two Wonder Woman films from Patty Jenkins.
Hasbro are also developing a Dungeons and Dragons TV series as an additional project.