Courtney Solomon, “acclaimed” “director” of Dungeons & Dragons: The Movie, has been picked to helm a film based on the Forgotten Realms, one of the longest-running and most popular fantasy settings around.
Here’s the combination nifty part/kick in the teeth: It’s going to be split-screen, with the movie on one side, and Solomon’s D&D group playing the campaign of the movie on the other side — and Vin Deisel is cast as the GM.
So what could be a cool concept — seeing a D&D game literally translated into a movie, real-time, with Hollywood’s most famous gamer in the GM’s chair — is going be wind up being a huge waste of time, thanks to Courtney “Fuck You, Gamers” Solomon. Why does Wizards keep bending over for this guy? (Via Gaming Rep0rt.)