Perhaps the greatest thing about Dungeons & Dragons is that it can be anything at all depending on who comes to the table, including a film starring Chris Pine. Want to know what that might look like? You’re in luck.
Stuck in development for much of the last decade, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is a forthcoming film based on the tabletop role-playing game and cultural phenomenon — and until this week, that’s kind of all anyone knew. However, at San Diego Comic-Con, Paramount is giving audiences their first look at the long in-the-works film.
Rather than a darkly serious fantasy adaptation, this instead reads like a buddy heist movie filled with recognizable monsters. Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (the duo behind the excellent comedy Game Night), Honor Among Thieves stars Chris Pine, Regé-Jean Page, Sophia Lillis (who shared that she got into D&D through actual play podcast like Critical Role), and Michelle Rodriguez — who fans can briefly see in character on the Comic-Con show floor in a fun tavern installation.
First look at the cast of #DungeonsAndDragons: Honor Among Thieves at #SDCC2022. #dndmovie @DnDMovie pic.twitter.com/Fq4SuMJE9E— Variety (@Variety) July 21, 2022
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is set to premiere in theaters March 2023.
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