My first thought was this was natural competition for Duncan Jones' Warcraft
movie. It'll be interesting to see how that turns out - and tying it to LOTR and Harry Potter is a bit more relevant the nine billion superhero movies that sprout every time I turn my back.
The Mirrorball Man wrote:
They're just thinking of using the D&D brand for a different movie. There's not much to D&D anyway, it's just vanilla fantasy.
D&D's license covers dozens of different settings, including pretty much any major variety of fantasy one would care to name.
Their most popular setting - Forgotten Realms - is defined as the most vanilla, though, and is the most likely locale for a film.