The trailer for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves movie produced by Paramount Pictures was presented at Comic-Con in San Diego. It is one of the most anticipated movies right now.
The adaptation for the big screen of the popular game created by E. Gary Cygax and Dave Arneson in 1974 enjoys a cast packed with top stars including Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Rege-Jean Page, Hugh Grant and Sophia Lillis.
The cast was present at the SDCC panel of the Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves movie alongside producer Jeremy Latcham and writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves will arrive in movie theaters next year on March 3, 2023.
British actor Hugh Grant, who became popular in movies such as Notting Hill or Love Actually, is playing the villain in the Dungeons & Dragons movie.
This is not the first time when Dungeons & Dragons arrives on the big screen. A movie was released in 2000, directed by Courtney Solomon starring Justin Whalin, Jeremy Irons and Thora Birch.
However, the 2000 Dungeons & Dragons movie received a lot of negative reviews and it flopped at the box office as it only grossed $33,8 million world wide.
Despite the low results, the movie had two sequels: Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God and Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness ( 2012 ) which were released without too much publicity in the media or straight to DVD.
Deadline explained that the new Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves has went through many challenges over the last few years until John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein joined the production team.
Also, the movie was delayed after the release of the Warcraft movie, a movie that was created for a similar audience.
Warcraft had an unexpected success internationally as the movie grossed $386 million but in the U.S. box office the movie failed to make money as it only grossed $47 million and received many negative reviews from critics.