AceShowbiz - Joe Manganiello has revealed that he wants to make a movie based on fantasy tabletop role-playing game "Dungeons & Dragons". During an interview with MTV, the "Smurfs: The Lost Village" actor opened up about his efforts to make "Dungeons & Dragons" movie a reality.
"Last year with a playwright I went to Carnegie Mellon with, I actually made a draft of a film, and now we're talking to all the right parties," said Manganiello. "I had a two-day creative summit with the Wizards of the Coast...we had like a two-day summit about where the movie could go or TV series, products, synergy, the whole deal," he added.
Manganiello explained what it might take to make a great fantastical movie adaptation of the popular game. He suggested that fantasy movies had to have a "human aspect" in it. "Obviously there's a spectacle. There's dragons, breathing fire and lightning. That's the biggest draw in 'Game of Thrones'...[but] what makes a great fantasy or superhero movie is the human aspect. It's gotta be about something," he said.
Manganiello then took "Game of Thrones" and "Lord of the Rings" as an example. "We root for those characters in 'Game of Thrones'. 'Fellowship of the Ring' was about friendship and this undying love for your friends and doing anything for your friends, and I think that's something people can identify with...," he said. "So I think when a movie is about something human and real emotionally, people are wanna go see it. And then if you get some dragons and breathing fire, I mean, hey, I'm in," he continued.
Manganiello is not the only one who wants to make "Dungeons & Dragons" movie real. Last year, Warner Bros. reportedly was developing "Dungeons & Dragons" film with Rob Letterman attached as possible director.