The first trailer for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves debuted at Comic-Con 2022, revealing a gritty, fun and action-packed side of the movie. The new adaptation of the fantasy RPG game stars Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Sophia Lillis, Regé-Jean Page, Hugh Grant, and Justice Smith.
The Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves film is being written and directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the same team behind Game Night. Initially, the Dungeons & Dragons film was supposed to be handled by Warner Bros. with actor Joe Manganiello taking a lead role but it later changed hands to Paramount Pictures.
Based on the game created by Dave Arneson and Gary Gygax, Dungeons & Dragons has been a popular tabletop RPG since 1974, spawning a vast franchise of related products, from animated series comic books, novels, toys, spinoff games, and more.
A live-action Dungeons and Dragons film was released in 2000, starring Jeremy Irons, Justin Whalin, Marlon Wayans, and Thora Birch. The latest adaptation finished filming in the summer of 2021 and was initially slated to be released in July 2021 but was delayed multiple times due to scheduling and the pandemic.
The new trailer showcases an exciting and fun-filled, action-packed adaptation that somehow mirrors the Lord of the Rings but in a funnier way. The Dungeons & Dragons trailer also shows off numerous fantasy creatures, characters, and a vast D&D universe.
Having amazing actors like Chris Pine and Michelle Rodriguez as part of the cast sets a good pace for the movie since both have vast experience taking on roles in similar set pieces. Meanwhile, Pine, who is coming off from the DCEU as Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman 1984, with his long-awaited showcase as Captain Kirk in Star Trek 4, makes him a great fit for a new franchise with D&D.
The same can be said for Rodgriguez, who is close to wrapping up her run on the Fast & Furious series, which opens the door for her to explore new franchises.
Many hope this new Dungeons & Dragons film will be better than the 2000 version, which totally failed to impress in live action. Regardless, this new adaptation shows promise and we expect it to do way better than its earlier predecessor.
Given the tone, the talented cast, and the showcase of comedy in various scenes, effects, action, and fantasy elements, both Daley and Goldstein appear to have paid attention to what makes the brand and franchise special for many hardcore fans.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves opens in theatres on March 3rd, 2023.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves trailer
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