As Lawsuit Settled
Posted by Milton Griepp on August 3, 2015 @ 3:08 pm CT
The trial in the lawsuit took place last September, with the judge in the non-jury trial urging a settlement (see "Judge in 'D&D' Case Urges Settlement"). It began when Warner Bros. signed a deal with Sweetpea, which had acquired rights to D&D movies back in 1994. After Warners announced a deal to acquire movie rights from Sweetpea in 2013 (see "Warner Bros. Gets 'D&D' Film Rights"), Hasbro sued to regain its rights, arguing that Sweetpea had not lived up to its obligations to make D&D movies (two were aired on Syfy).
The film will be based on the original script by David Leslie Johnson that Warners acquired in 2013, based on D&D precursor Chainmail.
As part of the settlement, WotC will regain all rights to future Dungeons & Dragons productions.