4e Movie - WTF happened?

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Does anyone know what happened to the D&D 4e movie that was supposed to come out? Did I miss that announcement or was the idea scrapped? Any clues???
Huh?  Far as I know, there has never been a movie that mentioned anything about the edition.
What 4e movie?
I think he means the sequel to the other two Dungeons and Dragons movies from a few years back. I don't know why it would be specifically 4e, aside from maybe having dragonborn and tieflings as heroes.
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141722973 wrote:
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Marketing and design are two different things. For instance the snuggy was designed for people in wheel chairs and marketed to people that are too incompetent to operate a blanket.
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I personally don't want him decapitated.
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I gave that (Content Removed) a to-scale Lego replica. (Content Removed) love to-scale Lego replicas. (ORC_Cerberus: Edited - Vulgarity is against the Code of Conduct)
www.imdb.com/title/tt1733125/

At first, the movie was planned to be released with the paperback Book of Vile Darkness... apparently it doesn't hold anymore.
Looks like it has been pushed back to 2013...
that movie should make fans of all editions ashamed
They tag those movies with the D&D logo but they are not really related to D&D in general.
I mean, aside from the beholder in the first movie (which is a D&D IP), they are nothing more than generic SyFy TV movies...
SyFy movies are very rarely worth their screen time.
Yes to most of the above. The movie that was supposed to be released entitled The book of Vile Darkness. WOTC was even putting out or at least advertising a contest for one person who wins to be in the movie as their character. This was awhile back. I only said 4e because it was going to be with the logo of course and it was mentioned that it would be based on the 4e system at the time. I can only speculate as to the reasons why is was delayed.

According to Wikipedia it released in the UK on August 9.
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141722973 wrote:
And it wasn't ****. It was subjectively concensual sex.
57036828 wrote:
Marketing and design are two different things. For instance the snuggy was designed for people in wheel chairs and marketed to people that are too incompetent to operate a blanket.
75239035 wrote:
I personally don't want him decapitated.
141722973 wrote:
And do not call me a Yank. I am a Québecois, basically your better.
And the greatest post moderation of all time...
58115148 wrote:
I gave that (Content Removed) a to-scale Lego replica. (Content Removed) love to-scale Lego replicas. (ORC_Cerberus: Edited - Vulgarity is against the Code of Conduct)
Found this on IMDB: www.imdb.com/title/tt1733125/
that movie should make fans of all editions ashamed



This.

Book of Vile Darkness is a movie about Dungeons and Dragons, not 3e, or 1e, or 4e, or Xe. Just like how the first two D&D movies were (abominations) about Dungeons and Dragons, not about Xe.

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that movie should make fans of all editions ashamed



This.

Book of Vile Darkness is a movie about Dungeons and Dragons, not 3e, or 1e, or 4e, or Xe. Just like how the first two D&D movies were (abominations) about Dungeons and Dragons, not about Xe.



I was merely pointing out that it was basically coming out during the time 4e was around; though I do believe there was a mention of some 4e type of style but I could very well by incorrect...it wouldn't be the first time according to my wife.

IIRC there was Contest to win a minor role/extra role in this movie.. I also recall that it was a SyFy Original

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I heard the movie would feature 4e combat system... with 90 minutes runtime, it is only one big battle.
I heard the movie would feature 4e combat system... with 90 minutes runtime, it is only one big battle.



Yes. That's what i was mentioning, it was so long ago I couldn't remember the exact details. I think the contest, as I mentioned, was for that 'minor role' based onthe winner fo their character background contest or something. I just want to see it just to see how it is.

If it's anythign like the first two and like the butchored Dragonlance movie then it's going to be horrible; I still want to see it b/c it's a DnD movie.
I mean, aside from the beholder in the first movie (which is a D&D IP), they are nothing more than generic SyFy TV movies...


Well, to be fair, the sequel was pretty much all D&D all the time, it just wasn't very good and appeared to have a $100 budget. It did have a cleric of Obad-Hai, for instance.
4e D&D is not a "Tabletop MMO." It is not Massively Multiplayer, and is usually not played Online. Come up with better descriptions of your complaints, cuz this one means jack ****.
that movie should make fans of all editions ashamed



This.

Book of Vile Darkness is a movie about Dungeons and Dragons, not 3e, or 1e, or 4e, or Xe. Just like how the first two D&D movies were (abominations) about Dungeons and Dragons, not about Xe.



I was merely pointing out that it was basically coming out during the time 4e was around; though I do believe there was a mention of some 4e type of style but I could very well by incorrect...it wouldn't be the first time according to my wife.


Yeah, I think you guys are being a little harsh on his "4e" statement. After all, the movie was supposed to be tied into the 4e release of the "Book of Vile Darkness" and there was a contest where fans created a villain that was supposed to be featured in the book as well as the film. I think it's safe to say that there was at least a marginal tie-in to the current edition.

Now, if you had blocked out that info due to the psychological damage of all that awfulness tied-in together, then I completely understand. 
though I do believe there was a mention of some 4e type of style

Well, just look at the trailer. Seems like all their attacks are "using powers" and thus have these horrgreat special effects

I've seen images on IMDB attached to the actors that must have come from that trailer, but I hadn't seen the trailer before.  I wish I knew when and where I could actually see the film!

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that movie should make fans of all editions ashamed



This.

Book of Vile Darkness is a movie about Dungeons and Dragons, not 3e, or 1e, or 4e, or Xe. Just like how the first two D&D movies were (abominations) about Dungeons and Dragons, not about Xe.



Exactly!  Since I gave up on Sci-Fi channel, I mean "SyFy" ages ago... it shouldn't be hard to forget about this film.  That one's going in the vault... and... it's GONE!

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I wish I knew when and where I could actually see the film!


It's gone straight to DVD (somewhat unsurprisingly). Amazon.co.uk has it available for pre-order (though obviously it's Region 2). No sign of it on Amazon.com or Amazon.ca.
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Well, to be fair, the sequel was pretty much all D&D all the time, it just wasn't very good and appeared to have a $100 budget. It did have a cleric of Obad-Hai, for instance.


I really enjoyed the 2nd D&D movie.  It felt like a really well-done fan film to me.  Of course, I think the cleric was a bit too secure in his faith (it's called Turn Undead, man!  Not Turn Dragon!).  And the googly-eyed guy that followed the dude with the monkey staff was awesome.

There were a ton of little "easter eggs" throughout that movie, with the Gem of True Seeing, mentions of Juiblex, and so on.

Had I paid a ton of money to see it in the theaters, I might have a different opinion.  Still, Wrath of the Dragon God is better than 99% of the SyFy movies I've seen in the past.  And I sure as hell picked up the Blu-Ray of it and the first one.

When I got home that day, I let their blood rain from the sky.  It was magnificent.

FWIW, I'd probably buy a copy if I can find it

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I agree... The second D&D movie was not at all theatre quality, but we enjoyed it and thought it was great fun in a B-movie sort of way.
I really enjoyed the 2nd D&D movie.  It felt like a really well-done fan film to me.

Ditto. As a Syfy channel-type movie, I was actually pretty happy with it.

When the main character said that they discovered a Colossal Black Dragon skeleton, I found myself thinking "get real... Black Dragons only go up 'Gargantuan' size".

I really enjoyed the 2nd D&D movie.  It felt like a really well-done fan film to me.


I'd agree with this assessment (hell, I bought the DVD). I enjoyed the lich and most of the PCs. When I first saw the barbarian from #2 in #3 I was a little interested, but the rest of the trailer just looks so terrible...
4e D&D is not a "Tabletop MMO." It is not Massively Multiplayer, and is usually not played Online. Come up with better descriptions of your complaints, cuz this one means jack ****.
I really enjoyed the 2nd D&D movie.  It felt like a really well-done fan film to me.


I'd agree with this assessment (hell, I bought the DVD). I enjoyed the lich and most of the PCs. When I first saw the barbarian from #2 in #3 I was a little interested, but the rest of the trailer just looks so terrible...



The special effects looked good, except that part when the guy blows apart. It looked so cheesy.
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141722973 wrote:
And it wasn't ****. It was subjectively concensual sex.
57036828 wrote:
Marketing and design are two different things. For instance the snuggy was designed for people in wheel chairs and marketed to people that are too incompetent to operate a blanket.
75239035 wrote:
I personally don't want him decapitated.
141722973 wrote:
And do not call me a Yank. I am a Québecois, basically your better.
And the greatest post moderation of all time...
58115148 wrote:
I gave that (Content Removed) a to-scale Lego replica. (Content Removed) love to-scale Lego replicas. (ORC_Cerberus: Edited - Vulgarity is against the Code of Conduct)
Lol thanks for the trailer......it looked real bad.. That guy threw his spear and it should of went 2 feet.  Hahaha.  Look at it again. Lol
I heard the movie would feature 4e combat system... with 90 minutes runtime, it is only one big battle.

Thank you, he'll be here all week.  Tip your waitresses, try the veal.

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I heard the movie would feature 4e combat system... with 90 minutes runtime, it is only one big battle.

Thank you, he'll be here all week.  Tip your waitresses, try the veal.




Huh?
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141722973 wrote:
And it wasn't ****. It was subjectively concensual sex.
57036828 wrote:
Marketing and design are two different things. For instance the snuggy was designed for people in wheel chairs and marketed to people that are too incompetent to operate a blanket.
75239035 wrote:
I personally don't want him decapitated.
141722973 wrote:
And do not call me a Yank. I am a Québecois, basically your better.
And the greatest post moderation of all time...
58115148 wrote:
I gave that (Content Removed) a to-scale Lego replica. (Content Removed) love to-scale Lego replicas. (ORC_Cerberus: Edited - Vulgarity is against the Code of Conduct)
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Well the first one was a horrible movie with a relatively high budget  ... OTH  the second movie was pretty decent for a B movie.

Just watching the trailer... tird movie seems embarassing to the brand and those involved. WotC shouldn't sell D&D's name so easily to make this kind of crap.

Wizards did not sell the rights to the movies.  Courtney Solomon bought the rights from TSR in the 1990's.  Don't blame Wizards for this one. Blame Lorraine Williams.

Given that Solomon can make D&D movies with absolutely no control from Wizards, Wizards does its best to try to market around it.
Thanks, that explains a great deal

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Wizards did not sell the rights to the movies.  Courtney Solomon bought the rights from TSR in the 1990's.  Don't blame Wizards for this one. Blame Lorraine Williams.

Given that Solomon can make D&D movies with absolutely no control from Wizards, Wizards does its best to try to market around it.



That makes sense, WotC might be a lot of things but they aren't stupid.
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141722973 wrote:
And it wasn't ****. It was subjectively concensual sex.
57036828 wrote:
Marketing and design are two different things. For instance the snuggy was designed for people in wheel chairs and marketed to people that are too incompetent to operate a blanket.
75239035 wrote:
I personally don't want him decapitated.
141722973 wrote:
And do not call me a Yank. I am a Québecois, basically your better.
And the greatest post moderation of all time...
58115148 wrote:
I gave that (Content Removed) a to-scale Lego replica. (Content Removed) love to-scale Lego replicas. (ORC_Cerberus: Edited - Vulgarity is against the Code of Conduct)
Wizards did not sell the rights to the movies.  Courtney Solomon bought the rights from TSR in the 1990's.  Don't blame Wizards for this one. Blame Lorraine Williams.

Given that Solomon can make D&D movies with absolutely no control from Wizards, Wizards does its best to try to market around it.



Thanks for the enlightenment. Hope it expires anytime soon then. 

I watched some parts of it, couldn´t make it to the end. there are some sweet scenes that reminds me of RPG tables, but the whole production is so amateurish the result is disastrous. FX and make up are really a joke. 

Thanks for the enlightenment. Hope it expires anytime soon then.  


Though I'm not privy to Solomon's agreement, everywhere it's been described as a purchase to the rights to make D&D movies, not a license.  So I don't think it can expire.  All we can do is wait until Solomon desperately needs cash, at which point he'll sell the rights to someone else.  Or dies, in which case someone else will inherit them.  Or the copyrights to D&D expire, at which point anybody can make a D&D movie.
given that he has had steady work in film and is 10 yers younger than me, the propects don't look good

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