Paramount has dropped the trailer for the highly-anticipated film, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.
The film, which stars Regé-Jean Page, Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Sophia Lillis, Daisy Head, Chloe Coleman and Hugh Grant, features the classic conceit of a Dungeons & Dragons campaign–a group of misfits band together to have adventures, find treasure, and sometimes save the world from calamity. The same happens in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, in which, as the title suggests, a band of thieves come together to become unwitting heroes.
According to the description:
A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary roleplaying game to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure.
The film is directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley based on the screenplay they wrote with Michael Gilio. The film’s story is by Chris McKay and Michael Gilio, based on Hasbro’s Dungeons & Dragons franchise of tabletop and card games.
Goldstein and Daley are old hats at D&D, with Daley hosting weekly games across Zoom, according to their 2020 interview with The Hollywood Reporter. The two also worked with Wizards of the Coast, who hold the D&D brand.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is produced by Jeremy Latcham, Brian Goldner and Nick Meyer with Goldstein, Daley, Pine, Zev Foreman, Greg Mooradian and Denis L. Stewart executive producing.
Goldstein and Daley described the film as one that has a tongue-in-cheek elements, something that is prevalent in the trailer.
“We want it to be fun. It’s not an out and out comedy, but it is an action-fantasy movie with a lot of comedic elements and characters we hope people will really get into and enjoy watching their adventures,” said Goldstein to The Hollywood Reporter.
“D&D is such a unique look at the fantasy genre where it is contemporary in terms of the people playing it and the way they speak to each other,” added Daley. “So we never wanted to spoof the genre of fantasy or take the piss out of it. But we did want to find another way into it that we hadn’t necessarily seen before. Just the format of Dungeons & Dragons is so interesting and fun and all about critical thinking and thinking on your feet and figuring out ways to make things work after they fall flat. There’s a lot of the spirit of that that we’re trying to inject into the movie itself.”