San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) is officially underway and we’re getting new trailers and announcement for upcoming movies. The first trailer to arrive is Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, based on the popular and influential tabletop role-playing game. The movie will serve as a reboot to the series and stars Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis and Hugh Grant.
The first trailer for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves follows a group of misfits journeying through the fantasy world, set in the campaign setting for Forgotten Realms. The movie adaptation is scheduled to release in cinemas on 3 March 2023 and will be distributed by Paramount Pictures.
The official plot description for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves 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. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary role-playing game to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure.”
A movie adaptation of Dungeons & Dragons was in the works as far back as 2013, originally under Warner Bros. Pictures. However, a dispute between the studio, Hasbro and Universal Pictures over the rights to D&D led to a lawsuit that was settled in 2015. After years of rocky development, the movie was moved from Hasbro to Paramount Pictures, originally planning for it to be released in 2021.
The script went through several rewrites from numerous writers and directors before landing on one written by Freaks and Geeks‘ John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein and Michael Gilio. Daley and Goldstein will also co-direct Honor Among Thieves.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves comes to cinemas on 3 March 2023. Check out the first trailer below.
Source: Paramount Pictures