So, there was a time when fans spoke of good, bad, and Sci-Fi channel bad.
And within our own niche of fantasy and science fiction there was good, bad, and D&D movie bad.*
But now the powers that be are thinking of giving the whole D&D thing another try:
I admit I shuddered a bit at the reference that the story would
"take a subversive approach to the game".
This cd mean a witty, ironic take on a typical party of PCs on a typical adventure. Making a mock, as it were. Laughing with us, not at us.
Or it cd mean throwing together a stream of random jokes and pratfalls, with no clue what makes this strange game so appealing to so many. Laughing at us, rather than with us.
We shd soon know: filming is supposed to take place in the first quarter of 2021. Which wd start a little over a week from now.
I admit I'm curious over one detail: the choice of Belfast as the place to film this. Too modern a city, I wd have thought: not medieval enough.
*The writer of the Guardian article puts it well when he sums up the earlier efforts with "some of you may recall in regret the awful Jeremy Irons movie from 2000, with its two lamentable sequels".