Dungeons & DragonsOn Monday, Hasbro filed a lawsuit to prevent the production of a competing Dungeons & Dragons movie [PDF]. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Sweetpea Entertainment. Sweetpea, represented by Courtney Solomon, is working with Warner Bros. on the D&D film.

The suit acknowledges that TSR (the original publisher of D&D) licensed Sweetpea to produce a movie, as well as sequels and television series. However, it claims that the 1994 contract and 1998 amendments declared that the movie rights and television rights would, independently, revert to TSR should 5 years pass without a new production after the first.

The first D&D production was a 2000 theatrical release, the second and third aired on the Sci-Fi/Syfy television channel in 2005 and 2012, respectively.

[via Hollywood Reporter]