Chris Pine in talks to star in Dungeons and Dragons film from Game Night directors

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Chris Pine is in talks to star in the long-awaited new Dungeons and Dragons film.

The Star Trek actor will lead the adaptation, which is based on the hugely popular fantasy role-playing game of the same name.

It will be directed by Game Night’s Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, who also wrote the latest version of the script.

Their adaptation of Dungeons and Dragons has been described as a subversive approach to the game and will feature a large ensemble cast. Filming is planned to begin early next year in Belfast, Deadline reports.

It won’t be the first time D&D has been adapted for the big screen, with a film starring Jeremy Irons, Marlon Wayans and Thora Birch being released in 2000 to low box office figures and poor reviews.

The news of Pine’s casting prompted many fans to reminisce about the ill-fated 2000 film, saying that they hoped this new version would be better.

“Not saying it's a bad decision by Chris Pine, just noting that I didn't hear anything about Jeremy Irons from 2000 to 2017,” one Twitter user commented.

“This [film] literally already happened. It wasn’t good then, it won’t be good now,” another wrote, while one fan commented: “I hope they don’t f*** it up like the last one.”

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