(Here's where I learned about it, on The Nerdist.)
It seems someone decided the Dungeons & Dragons brand wasn't degraded enough by that movie in 2000 (that somehow starred Jeremy Irons and Thora Birch), or the one after that (that I saw on the Sci-Fi Network among its peers in quality), so they've sold Warner Brothers the rights to make a new D&D movie. Maybe they're timing it to remind you exactly what you're going to get with D&D Next?
The Screenwriter: David Leslie Johnson, whose name is on Wrath of the Titans, which Leonard Maltin described as "a film that uses CGI as a substitute for good writing," and Red Riding Hood which is an adaptation of Red Riding Hood, so who gives a shit? But Melissa Silverstein had this to say: The film reminded me a lot of Twilight except that there were no sparkling vampires. So, that's everything you need to know.
The Producers: Courtney Solomon who directed the 2000 Dungeons & Dragons picture and--WAIT A MINUTE--Roy Lee, who was a co-producer of How To Train Your Dragon, which is one of my favorite movies ever. I honestly enjoyed it more than Star Wars. So, there's ample reason for you to ignore anything I saw about movies. (Lee is also a producer of a bunch of horror movies I know nothing about.)
I'm sort of interested in Roy Lee, but other than that this whole project reminds why I don't want anything new from "Dungeons & Dragons" and why I'm not at all interested in D&D Next. Dndclassics is lovely and brilliant, however.
I'm still going to go to the movie, though. If you're like me, we're all doomed.