To many of you, this is probably old news. But I was recently referred to an article at examiner.com which tells of an upcoming Gary Gygax movie.
There aren’t many details yet. All I’ve heard so far is that it is to be a $150 million movie based on Gary’s life and will be written by George Stayton. It is described as “a combination action movie and bio pic” and will focus on how Dungeons and Dragons came to be.
If it comes to fruition, I will certainly go see it (well, most likely I’ll wait and rent it). Unfortunately, I predict that it will be awful. D&D has always been misrepresented and misunderstood by those that don’t play it. I strongly suspect that this movie won’t be any different. Further, the history of D&D seems to be quite different depending on who you ask: Gary, Dave Arneson, TSR, or the various other individuals and organizations involved in that history.
Nonetheless, I will cross my fingers and hope for the best. If nothing else, I hope that enough of the proceeds will go to the Gary Gygax Memorial Fund to finish the monument.