Former Marvel Studios executive Jeremy Latcham has entered a first-look deal with Entertainment One (eOne) and the first project under the new agreement will be a Dungeons & Dragons film.
Earlier this year, eOne acquired Hasbro in a move to further its ability to produce film and television content with wide-spread appeal for a global audience based on the toy company’s extensive library of IP. Now, former Marvel Studios executive Jeremy Latcham is set to develop a film based on the Dungeons & Dragons property, which is managed by the Hasbro subsidiary Wizards of the Coast.
The Dungeons and Dragons film marks the first project for eOne with Paramount since the former company acquired Hasbro. Nick Meyer, eOne’s President of Film, made the following statement on the new agreement with producer and former Marvel Studios executive, Jeremy Latcham:
“Jeremy is a massively talented producer with a track record of creating true-to-brand films with size and scope that resonate with audiences and excel on a global scale. In our exciting new era with Hasbro, we’re thrilled to begin this new partnership and look forward to sharing the amazing projects that are to come.”
During his time at Marvel Studios, Jeremy Latcham served as an executive producer on Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Avengers.
The former Marvel Studios executive made the following statement on the deal and his creative team behind the developing Dungeons & Dragons film:
“Nick and the entire eOne team have welcomed me into the fold with open arms. Hasbro’s incredibly rich library of beloved brands in addition to the opportunity to develop original material makes for a very exciting next step for me as a creative producer. My passion for telling stories steeped in heart, humor and spectacle aligns with D&D’s decades of immersive, adventure-driven storytelling, and I am beyond excited to help John and Jonathan, eOne, Paramount, and Wizards of the Coast bring this rich world to filmgoing audiences.”
Spider-Man: Homecoming co-writers Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are attached to write and direct Dungeons & Dragons with eOne, Hasbro’s global entertainment studio, and Paramount co-producing.
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