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Friday, 7 April 2017

Joe Manganiello Wants A Dungeons & Dragons Franchise


It's no secret that Joe Manganiello is a Dungeons & Dragons fan. Now, the actor has revealed that he’s involved in getting a film adaptation of long-running role-playing game off the ground.

Appearing on a recent MTV podcast, Manganiello revealed that he met with a playwright in 2016 and the pair  came up with an approach to turning the franchise into something truly impressive.

"Last year with a playwright I went to Carnegie Mellon with, I actually made a draft of a film, and now we’re talking to all the right parties. I had a two-day creative summit with the Wizards of the Coast…we had like a two-day summit about where the movie could go or TV series, products, synergy, the whole deal."

Joe Manganiello with Greg Tito & Shelly Mazzanoble of Dragon Talk

Manganiello also spoke about his vision for the new movie.

"Obviously there’s a spectacle. There’s dragons, breathing fire and lightning. That’s the biggest draw in Game of Thrones…[but] what makes a great fantasy or superhero movie is the human aspect. It’s gotta be about something. We root for those characters in Game of Thrones. Fellowship of the Ring was about friendship and this undying love for your friends and doing anything for your friends, and I think that’s something people can identify with…So I think when a movie is about something human and real emotionally, people are wanna go see it. And then if you get some dragons and breathing fire, I mean, hey, I’m in."

Us too, Joe! Us too!

Here's hoping he gets the project off the ground soon.

Source: MTV

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