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Huzzah! Chris Pine is starring in an upcoming ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ movie

The first “Dungeons & Dragons” film was a flop. Can Chris Pine bring justice to the beloved tabletop role-playing game?

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Chris Pine plays Kirk in “Star Trek Beyond.” The actor will reportedly star in an upcoming “Dungeons and Dragons” movie.
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After years of production drawbacks, it looks like we’re finally getting a “Dungeons & Dragons” movie, and the walking natural 20 Chris Pine is going to be at the center of it.

According to AV Club, the upcoming feature will be an adaptation of Hasbro’s beloved tabletop role-playing game where players use dice, miniature figures and their imaginations to undertake magical quests in mythical worlds. “Dungeons and Dragons” marks a return to geekdom for Pine, who became an international celebrity after playing Captain James T. Kirk in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” reboot films.

Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, who co-directed the 2018 R-rated comedy “Game Night” will write and direct the upcoming film, according to People, The duo also co-wrote Marvel’s 2017 hit feature “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

Variety reports that “Dungeons and Dragons” was adapted into a movie once before. The 2000 film starred Justin Whalin, Marlon Wayans and Jeremy Irons and was a critical and commercial flop, grossing less than $34 million on a $45 million budget, according to BoxOfficeMojo.

This latest adaptation has been in the works for years, according to Variety. Initially, the film was set up as a Warner Bros. production with Ansel Elgort in talks for the lead role. At that time, Rob Letterman — who directed 2015’s “Goosebumps” — was set to direct.

Following a legal battle regarding the source material’s ownership rights, “Dungeons and Dragons” moved over to Paramount. The film’s release date was originally scheduled for November 2021 but was recently postponed, People reports. COVID-related production delays have pushed its release back to May 2022, per Variety.

On Dec. 25, Pine takes the screen with Gal Gadot in the superhero adventure “Wonder Woman 1984” as it makes its debut in select theaters and on HBO Max.

According to Variety, Pine is currently filming for “Don’t Worry Darling,” Olivia Wilde’s upcoming psychological thriller that also stars Harry Styles and Florence Pugh.