'Dungeons & Dragons' Remake Brings a Lawsuit from Hasbro

The toy company claims it owns the rights to remake the 2000 live-action movie coming from producer Courtney Solomon and Warner Bros.
Hasbro sues to stop the Dungeons & Dragons remake at Warner Bros.
Hasbro sues to stop the Dungeons & Dragons remake at Warner Bros.
The toy company Hasbro has filed a lawsuit against filmmaker Courtney Solomon's Sweetpea Entertainment, claiming they have the rights to make the Dungeons & Dragons live-action reboot announced last week. Courtney Solomon directed the 2000 Dungeons & Dragons feature, and is producing this new version for Warner Bros.

The reboot, written by David Johnson (Wrath of the Titans) is based on an obscure game entitled Chainmail, which D&D creator E. Gary Gygax developed before Dungeons & Dragons. The lawsuit, filed yesterday in California federal court, is seeking a declaration from Sweetpea Entertainment that it owns the rights to Dungeons & Dragons, and an injuction to stop the Warner Bros. project from moving forward. Warner Bros. is not listed as a defendant.

The filing asserts that Sweetpea Entertainment had acquired the rights to Dungeons & Dragons in 1994, to make the live-action Dungeons & Dragons feature, which did grant Sweetpea the right to make a sequel or prequel. However, Hasbro claims those rights have since reverted back to the toy company.

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  1. renodc

    I am in complete agreement with the previous posts. Forget the lawsuit, I cannot wrap my head around the thought process here that would lead Warner Bros. to develop a remake of a project that failed miserably the first time and was just plain awful with the same production company and bring back the original director. Not to mention, bring in a writer whose last two scripts (Wrath of the Titans, Red Riding Hood) although they did do well financially worldwide are well agreed upon as being complete crap. The only thing worse would be re-casting Marlon Wayans.

    1 year agoby @renodcFlag

  2. Writer220

    A lawsuit, that's gay.
    Hasbo is a toy company and nothing more and they are up in arms about this new film. Get...a ... life

    Courtney Solomon doesn't even know how to direct a decent film, keep him as a producer but nothing more. Really, the writer that wrote (Wrath of the Titans). Hell no - try someone that wrote LOTR's or one of the Harry Potter films.

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  3. Drewski37

    Hell The 2 Direct to video sequels were 5 times better than the 2000 movie.....I Wish they would hurry and make the crystal shard series into movies they would be as good as lotr !

    1 year agoby @drewski37Flag

  4. Dan

    Can we get rid of that writer? Pretty sure hardly anyone liked Wrath of the Titans, that doesn't inspire any confidence. If you're going to reboot D & D, at least get respectable people, it could be awesome with the right talent behind it.

    1 year agoby @dan1Flag

  5. John M

    Why they hell would anyone let Courtney Solomon the same guy who directed the god awful 2000 film anywhere near the remake. WB is making a mistake letting him anywhere near this project. I hope Hasbro can stall this film long enough to get rid of Solomon.

    1 year agoby @john-mFlag

  6. Daveactor7

    Hasbro sucks anyways. Moving on...

    1 year agoby @daveactor7Flag