Paramount Pictures introduced their epic fantasy movie Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves to Comic-Con, and so they made an enormous splash! During their panel, they premiered the first trailer for the movie, which you’ll try right here should you haven’t seen it but. This film appears to be like like a freakin’ blast! Judging from what I’ve seen, I personally suppose that administrators Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley utterly seize the spirit and magic of Dungeons & Dragons.
The administrators present up at the panel together with the cast together with Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Chloe Coleman, Daisy Head, and Hugh Grant. They opened up about the movie and shared some attention-grabbing and funky info, and I assumed I’d share just a few of these things right here for you!
First off, on high of the trailer, they confirmed us two unique clips from the film which have been a ton of enjoyable! The first clip options the D&D journey crew looking for a helmet of magical energy and when doing their investigative work, they went to a graveyard of an historical battle, dug up corpses, and introduced them back to life to ask them 5 questions on what they have been on the lookout for. It was fairly hilarious to observe how this scene performed out. It was good enjoyable and we additionally acquired some nice flashback sequences of the epic battle that the corpses fought and died in.
The second clip began with Hugh Grant’s character, who’s standing in an enormous colosseum, the place he launched three teams of people who must run via a large maze whereas being hunted down by lethal creatures. One of these creatures is a jaguar-looking beast with tentacles rising from its body. While the adventures are attempting to outlive they’re accumulating weapons from chests alongside the manner. There are additionally some enjoyable gelatinous dice sequences! The clip ends with Pine’s character being attacked by the jaguar beasts.
It was defined throughout the panel that the movie’s tone will likely be mild and enjoyable, which is what a D&D movie needs to be! I’ve by no means performed a D&D sport that hasn’t been stuffed with humor, so it positively is smart to incorporate that. Pine talked about the energy of the movie saying that it has a “Spielbergian quality to it,” with a light-weight tone and kinetic energy:
“There’s a — I guess I would kind of call it — it’s like a Spielbergian energy to it. It’s the films that I grew up with in the ’80s. It just feels open, light, and buoyant, and your job is to — like good improv, just kind of keep it alive — keep the energy and music of the scene alive, and I like that kind of filmmaking, and it makes for a nice energy on set, because you’re not trying to fix all of the world’s woes, the deep sadness or whatever. There’s a certain pathos and deep and great emotion in this, but I would say I guess the word I think of is kind of buoyant, keeping it fun — lively, popping energy to it that I think we all glommed onto.”
The movie will even channel the experience of what it’s like taking part in the sport. Francis Daley stated, “It’s not just a game, it’s a feeling you get when you play the game. And that’s what we’re doing with this movie, that is what we wanted to capture.” I personally suppose that’s precisely what they completed.
If you’re a D&D fan, there are a number of components from the sport and the franchise that you just’re going to acknowledge. It will likely be stuffed with tributes to the things we all know and love about the sport, together with plenty of recognizable monsters and characters. It’s defined that they labored carefully with the creators of the sport to be sure that they stick near the lore. Also, should you’re a fan of the D&D ’80s cartoon, you’ll wish to hold a watch out for these characters in live-action, too: in truth, one among the teams of adventurers in the maze motion scene will look very acquainted.
They additionally talked about the particular results created for the movie and revealed that they’re being developed by Industrial Light and Magic and Legacy, particularly declaring that these are the people who introduced us Baby Yoda. The film will even incorporate a mixture of CGI and sensible results. They really confirmed a behind-the-scenes video from the movie that confirmed a few of the sensible creature results off, and it was fairly superior! Goldstein stated, “It’s the chance to bring these characters to life that we have only imagined in our heads.”
As you might expect, the filmmakers and the studio are hoping this one film turns into multiple films. They want this to blow up into a huge franchise, and I certainly think there’s a chance that will happen. The filmmakers are bringing multiple villains, monsters, and characters from the D&D lore into the film with the hope build out those characters in future movies. Speaking about the possibility, the filmmakers said: “If we’re fortunate, [there will be] a number of movies.”
During the Q&A the filmmakers were asked if we might see Vecna, the Mind Flayer, or the Critical Role crew in the film. But the directors didn’t confirm or deny, they just don’t want to spoil any of the surprises that the movie holds, so there’s a chance that any of these things could pop up in the movie. We’ll just have to wait and see!
In the film, “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 hits theaters in March 2023, and I can’t wait to see it. I’m tremendous pumped up for it!