Game on, again. After years of a nasty dispute that included a six-day trial between Hasbro and a film production company, a new *Dungeons & Dragons *movie is back in development. ![](https://www.leelawservices.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/logo-300x86.jpg)This tale started in May 13, 2013 when Hasbro Inc. filed a lawsuit against production company Sweetpea Entertainment, Inc. on a number of claims including copyright and trademark infringement. The suit was initiated as a result of Sweetpea taking significant steps with Warner Bros. Pictures to make a *Dungeons & Dragons* movie. Hasbro’s main contention is that any rights Sweetpea once had to create a sequel to their first *Dungeons & Dragons* movie reverted back to Hasbro as a result of an agreement between the two companies. Hasbro is planning its own movie with Universal. In 1994, Hasbro and Sweetpea entered into a licensing agreement which was subsequently amended twice in 1998. Pursuant to the agreement, Sweetpea would make the first *Dungeons & Dragons* movie with the right to make a sequel. The agreement separately gave Sweetpea the same rights in a television series or made-for-TV movie. However, as amended, the agreement included a reversion provision through which Sweetpea’s rights would revert back to Hasbro under certain conditions. If Sweetpea did not release a sequel within five years of the first movie’s release, the rights to make such a sequel would revert back to Hasbro. Likewise, if Sweetpea did not release any television series or made-for-TV movies within five years of the date the first one was broadcasted, the rights to make a television series or made-for-TV movie would revert back to Hasbro. Following the release of the first *Dungeons & Dragons* movie in December 2000, Sweetpea subsequently made two TV movies, the first in October 2005 that appeared on the Syfy Channel. As a result, Hasbro contends that Sweetpea’s sequel rights reverted back to Hasbro in December 2005, five years after the first movie’s release. They also claim that Sweetpea knew its October 2005 production extended their television rights and not their sequel rights as the licensing fee paid to Hasbro to make it was much lower than it would have been to make a movie sequel. Sweetpea responded to the suit with a counterclaim arguing that it still retained rights to the movie and that Hasbro couldn’t license Universal to make their *Dungeons & Dragons *film. Almost a full year ago, the parties held a six-day bench trial and the judge has withheld from issuing her ruling while urging the sides to reach a compromise and on Monday the sides finally made nice. The details of the settlement were not disclosed but Sweetpea and Warner Brothers have the full go ahead with its movie. There is no announced date for the movie or director but Warner Brothers is taking a roll of the dice to reinvigorate this franchise. ![DD](http://piratedthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/DD.png)