The Lego Batman Movie helmer, Chris MacKay is currently in negotiations with Paramount Pictures to direct Dungeons and Dragons.

The film has been a long time in development but with this move, it shows the project is now starting to gain traction. Michael Gillio is on board to pen the script with Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis producing.

The project has now fallen into the hands of the newly launched AllSpark Pictures after it changed hands Warner Bros. to Paramount and eventually to AllSpark after announcing the new studio. AllSpark is said to want to transform itself into an industry player to rival Marvel Studios.

Dungeons And Dragons is a fantasy adventure centring on a warrior and his band of mystical creatures as they embark on a dangerous journey to find a mythical treasure. As of 2004, Dungeons & Dragons remained the best-known and best-selling role-playing game, with an estimated 20 million people having played the game and more than US$1 billion in book and equipment sales.

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MacKay has become hot property since helming The Lego Batman Movie and has subsequently been signed up by Warner Bros. to take the helm on their DC movie Nightwing which centres on Dick Grayson (best known for his alter ego as Robin), who emerges from the shadow of Batman to become Nightwing, the leader of a fearless band of new Super Heroes. He also served as a producer on The Lego Ninjago movie and is attached to The Lego Movie sequel which is due for release in 2019.