The countdown to the premiere of Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves has begun and although in recent weeks the details or advances on the film based on the popular game have been scarce, the official trailer for the expected production has just been released. Paramount Pictures released the trailer showing small glimpses of the story and its characters. The film will premiere in theaters in the United States on March 31, still without a clear date for Latin America.
The feature film will center on Edgin (Chris Pine), who teams up with an unlikely group of thieves to recover a lost relic, but is forced to learn teamwork when nothing goes as planned.
What will “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” be about?
Dungeons & Dragons is based on one of the most popular board games of all time, which has inspired countless epic stories that fans continue to love to this day.
Created by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, the game also inspired the Dungeons & Dragons animated series, which ran for just 27 episodes spread over three seasons. However, they were enough to generate a legion of fans around the world. The production is also famous for being prematurely canceled before a closing episode could be produced, sparking all sorts of fan theories about how the story would have ended.
The new trailer joins the other one shown several weeks ago at the film’s panel at CCXP in Brazil. You can tell from the trailer that the upcoming feature film is doing its best to honor geek culture and board game lore. That includes the dragons shown in the trailer, which are of various species, a difference that is typically ignored in productions featuring these winged beasts.
Which actors will appear in the movie? “Dungeons and Dragons”?
In addition to Pine, the cast also includes Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Hugh Grant, Justice Smith, and Sophia Lillis. The co-directors of this project are John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. The script is co-written by the directing duo along with screenwriter Michael Gillio (Kwik Stop). Daley and Goldstein recently spoke with Collider about how they decided to approach the story.
“This movie is about found family. Despite the obvious differences, what keeps them together is this desire to fix something that is so much bigger than themselves. And then what ultimately keeps them together is this new affinity that they end up having for each other.” Daley said.