John previously worked as a child actor, starring in Judd Apatow series Freaks and Geeks, but has since turned his hand to screenwriting and directing.
In 2020, they announced they had co-written a new draft of the script, and the release date was later moved to May 27, 2022.
From here, cast negotiations began, with Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith and Regé-Jean Page signing on to join the cast.
At present, little is known about the movie and what it is about, except for its long production history.
However, it is still expected to feature many of the characters fans know and love from the board game.