Ansel Elgort in talks to star in Dungeons and Dragons movie

2016-06-28 16:55

Los Angeles  - Ansel Elgort is in talks to star in Dungeons & Dragons.

According to Deadline, the 22-year-old actor - who is best known for playing a teenage cancer patient in the 2014 hit movie The Fault In Our Stars  - is being eyed for a role in the forthcoming title based on the globally successful fantasy tabletop role-playing game.

Dungeons & Dragons was designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, and first published in 1974 by Tactical Studies Rules, Inc. (TSR) and is a tactical war game played out using mythical miniature figurines and platforms to create armies, kingdoms and weaponry and polyhedral dice and are used to resolve random events.

Characters include a Dungeon Master, a warrior and his band of mystical creatures and it has continued to fascinate kids and adults alike ever since.

Although few details are known about the project, it is believed the movie will centre on a warrior's dangerous mission to find mythical treasure.

The movie is set to be directed by Rob Letterman and a script is being penned by The Conjuring 2 writer David Leslie Johnson.

Vin Diesel has reportedly expressed an interest in being part of the film as he is a big fan of the game and has played it for 20 years. 

Roles for the actors are yet to be revealed.

Dungeons & Dragons was previously brought to life on the big screen in 2000 and the film starred Jeremy Irons, Marlon Wayans and Zoe McLellan.

However, it attracted negative reviews and performed poorly at the box office and the two sequels were not released in cinemas. 

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