Last year we learned that a new Dungeons and Dragons movie will be coming out, produced by Warner Bros., and set in the well-known 'Forgotten Realms' setting.
Now it has been revealed that the film will try to not take itself too seriously:
This new Dungeons & Dragons will be a Guardians of the Galaxy-tone movie in a Tolkien-like universe. Because when you think of all the Hobbit movies and The Lord of the Rings, they have an earnestness to them, and to see something fun, a Raiders romp inside that world, I feel is something the audience has not seen before.Well, if one must make a new D&D movie, then I guess that this isn't a bad way to go. After all, actually playing D&D often can be quite goofy and hilarious. Indeed, the sessions of 5e D&D that I ran last year were among the most amusing RPG sessions that I've ever experienced, whilst being genuine 'adventures' nonetheless.
While the film could still turn out to be a disaster, of course, this strategy certainly sounds more promising than Gary Gygax's original film idea.