Dungeons and Dragons movie release date, cast, trailer and news
It's been described as a mix of Princess Bride, Monty Python, and Game of Thrones.
There are just a couple of days to go until the long-awaited release of Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves – and it looks like cinemagoers have good cause to be excited.
Whereas the previous big-screen adaptation of the hugely successful fantasy tabletop game proved a major critical and commercial failure, early notices for this film have been far more positive – with our own 4-star review calling it a "thoroughly ripping yarn".
The new film is helmed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, who have worked together on several projects including writing Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2017, and boasts a star-studded cast that includes the likes of Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page and Star Trek's Chris Pine alongside Hugh Grant, Michelle Rodriguez and Sophia Lillis.
"Monty Python, Princess Bride, The Goonies, just kind of that whole vibe of just like really fun playful adventure movies, and then we kind of brought spectacle to it," Page explained.
Read on for everything you need to know about Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves release date
It's now been confirmed that Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves will premiere in UK cinemas on Friday 31st March 2023.
The movie spent several years in development hell before filming finally kicked off in 2021.
We can't wait!
Who’s in the cast of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves?
The following cast members have been confirmed for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves:
- Chris Pine as Elgin
- Michelle Rodriguez as Holga
- Hugh Grant as Forge Fletcher
- Justice Smith as Simon
- Regé-Jean Page as Xenk
- Sophia Lillis as Doric
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves features a stellar cast, with Chris Pine (Star Trek, Wonder Woman) starring as a bard called Elgin, in one of the leading roles.
Not a huge amount is known about the characters that each Dungeons & Dragons cast member will be playing, but talking to Collider about his role, Pine described the character as “the ultimate party planner”.
What's more, the first look at the characters from the movie in costume was revealed at ComicCon 2022, with Pine's character shown playing a lute as if it's an electric guitar (below).
Michelle Rodriguez (Fast and Furious, Lost) plays a barbarian character named Holga, while Hugh Grant (The Undoing) plays an aristocratic rogue called Forge Fletcher and the main antagonist in the movie.
During the middle of the Comic-Con panel for the movie on 21st July 2022, Grant joked: "Well, I was a Dungeon Master, but it was more S&M and less D&D. It’s the English version."
Co-star Rodriguez responded: ‘I wasn’t expecting that!’
Elsewhere, Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Detective Pikachu) portrays a sorcerer named Simon, Regé-Jean Page (Bridgerton, The Gray Man) plays a paladin named Xenk, and Sophia Lillis (It, Sharp Objects) plays a tiefling druid called Doric.
The cast is rounded out by Jason Wong (Jarhead 2, Strangers), Daisy Head (Shadow and Bone) and Chloe Coleman (Little Big Lies).
What is Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves about?
The official synopsis from Paramount reads: "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."
It continues: "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."
Talking to Collider, Pine described the movie as “Game of Thrones mixed with a little Princess Bride [and] just a smidge of Holy Grail”, adding that it's “poppy, it's '80s heartfelt, [and] there's a bit of Goonies in there".
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Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves trailer
Paramount has dropped the first trailer for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.
Set to Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love, the new footage features plenty of key Easter eggs and hidden references.
Check it out the trailer below: