Dungeons & Dragons Will Be An Action-Fantasy Adventure With Comedic Elements
Certainly, it came as a bit of a surprise to know that John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein were attached to write and direct 2023’s Dungeons & Dragons. The comedy filmmakers have primarily focused their efforts on making dark larks or zany farces. Even the blockbusters that they’ve been attached to, like Spider-Man: Homecoming, are lighthearted in their approach. A lot of folks take D&D seriously, though. Would these two storytellers treat the material with respect, or is it gonna be one big goof to them?
Thankfully, Dungeons & Dragons fans should take comfort in knowing that Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley will pay a great deal of respect to the material. That said, they’re also aiming to bring the fun of the franchise to life to strike a nice balance.
In an interview with THR, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein talked about their approach to this beloved property, claiming that they won’t simply “take the piss” out of it. Rather, the writers-directors found “another way into it that” they hadn’t “seen before.”
Here’s what Jonathan Goldstein said: