With Wonder Woman 1984 about to be released on Christmas Day, which we’ll be watching on HBO Max since theaters are all closed in our area, am seeing lots of news about Chris Pine.
The newest involves a movie by Paramount — and no, it’s not a Star Trek sequel — it’s another attempt at making a live action movie based on the game Dungeons and Dragons.
Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley — the duo behind New Line’s sleeper hit Game Night — are set to direct the feature based on the popular fantasy role-playing game. Goldstein and Daley also wrote the latest version of the script based on a previous draft by Michael Gilio.Chris Pine to Star in ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Movie for Paramount, eOne | Hollywood Reporter
This has a Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones IP play. Am not sure D&D has the juice of those franchises, however. Sure, many loved playing the iconic RPG, but how many of those fans will support a D&D movie? Will it be as many as those who enjoyed George R.R Martin’s epic tale or Tolkien’s masterpiece?
Is it just me or does it seem like Chris Pine is being cast for every franchise movie these days? Jenkins cast him on Wonder Woman and is rumored to want him for Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (see: Does Patty Jenkins Need To Find Other Actors To Work With Besides Chris Pine and Gal Gadot?), Pine is already Captain Kirk in the Star Trek reboot movies and now the new D&D movie? Is Pine an expert in auditions or does Hollywood just want Pine to star in every franchise movie?
Chris Pine is a busy, talented actor, no argument there, but can there be too much of one actor in franchise films? If he’s your favorite actor, then no. If he’s not, maybe yes. What do you think?