Actor Joe Manganiello may have gotten his big movie break by playing bully Flash Thompson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, but the truth is, he’s one of us geeks. He has played Dungeons & Dragons since he was a kid, with the introduction of the “Red Box” Basic set in the 1980s. Joe’s been tweeting for awhile about how he is in talks with Wizards of the Coast and people in Hollywood to get a good Dungeons & Dragons movie made. The script that’s being pitched was written by John Cassel and appears to be finished in at least as far as being used for a movie pitch is concerned. Using Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings as examples, his goal has been in making a good case for how to do a proper D&D based movie.
Joe tweeted a teaser of the manuscript’s title page to generate some excitement and support for his project.
— Joe Manganiello (@JoeManganiello) April 7, 2017
His plan has worked so far, with even Margaret Weis getting excited about the prospect. This is in the early stages yet and the way Hollywood works, it’s far too early to tell if this will become a reality or not.