John Wick author to pen a brand-new live-action series adaptation of Dungeons & Dragons
Kolstad– who is likewise writing for Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” on Disney Plus— is, according to Variety, “expected to craft a story that will capture essential aspects of the franchise through a live-action lens”.
Yet there are no further details on “where Kolstad plans to take the story or how he plans to broaden the franchise”, however Range reckons the new job wants to tap into brand-new D&D fans who’ve discovered a fondness for the age-old dream tabletop RPG given that being in lockdown.
ICYMI, another huge game getting the TELEVISION treatment is The Last of Us, which simply got a new director for its pilot episode Director of HBO’s well-known Chernobyl series Johan Renck was originally set to direct the pilot, but has actually needed to step away due to a scheduling dispute. In Renck’s location is Russian filmmaker Kantemir Balagov, best referred to as the director behind Closeness (2017) and Beanpole (2019), the latter of which premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and won Balagov the award for Best Director.
Neil Druckmann, innovative director of The Last of United States and The Last of Us 2, chimed in on the news and shared his support for Balagov. “Kantemir is a fantastic director who shares our love for Joel and Ellie’s journey. Stoked that he’s joining the TloU family,” Druckmann wrote.
Regretfully, it’ll be a little while till we get another big-screen take on Wick, as John Wick 4, which is being filmed back-to-back with John Wick 5, isn’t due to launch until spring 2022.
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