The long-running  development history of the Dungeons & Dragons movie continues with a couple of additional small steps, as Hasbro division Entertainment One (see "Deal Week for Hasbro") signs a first look deal with former Marvel Studios producer Jeremy Latcham, to include the D&D film, according to Variety.

Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are attached to write and direct the film, according to the report.  At the time the pair joined the film last summer, they were attached to direct, with another writer handling the script, according to Variety, so we are now on to a new script written by the directors.

Latcham had production roles in six Marvel features, including four as executive producer (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Avengers).

The film has had an extensive development history.  Litigation over the rights were settled in 2015, allowing Warner Bros. putting the film into development (see "’D&D’ Movie Set To Move Ahead").  The film moved to Paramount in 2017 along with the rest of the Hasbro properties in an overall deal with Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures (see "’D&D’ Film Moves to Paramount").  Paramount even set a date of July 23, 2021.  This new production will be co-produced by Paramount and eOne.