D&D Movie/TV Honor Among Thieves: The New D&D Movie Officially Announced

Paramount has announced the title of March 3rd, 2023's Dungeon's & Dragons movie -- and it's HONOR AMONG THIEVES!

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The cast includes some Hollywood heavyweights -- Chris Pine, Rege Jean Page, Michelle Rodriguez, Hugh Grant, and others. The release date was announced back in August:


‘Dungeons & Dragons’ reboot movie has officially wrapped up filming today (Aug. 19) in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Director John Francis Daley confirmed via his Twitter account. The film is currently set to be released on March 3, 2023.

Starring Chris Pine in the leading role, Paramount’s upcoming action fantasy movie officially began filming on April 29, with the cast and crew of around 60-70 people. The movie was also filmed reportedly in Iceland for a week or two.

Jonathan Goldstein is co-directing and writing the script for the film with John Francis Daley. Jeremy Latcham is producing through his deal with studio eOne, Hasbro’s entertainment arm. Hasbro’s Brian Goldner is also producing. Other producers also include Stephen Davis, Roy Lee, Courtney Solomon, and Allan Zeman. Denis L. Stewart is serving as executive producer.

Dungeons & Dragons is an upcoming American fantasy adventure film based on the RPG of the same name and a reboot of the film series of the same name. The plot details of the film are still kept under the wraps.

The film stars Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Hugh Grant, Chloe Coleman, Jason Wong, Daisy Head, and Sophia Lillis. Regé-Jean Page is known for Shonda Rhimes’s wildly popular Bridgerton on Netflix, the actor wrapped his part in the first week of August. In December 2020, Chris Pine was cast to star in the film, he is reportedly getting $11.5 Million to star in this film. Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Hugh Grant, and Sophia Lillis joined the cast in the following months, with Grant cast as the antagonist, Forge Fletcher, and Lillis as Doric. My Spy star Chloe Coleman along with Jason Wong and Daisy Head also joined the ensemble cast. Wong is playing Dralas.

The cast also includes Nicholas Blane, Dan Poole, Barry O'Connor, Adrian Christopher, and Lati Gbaja.

Even before production started, the film had undergone numerous changes. The film was first announced by Warner Bros. in 2013 and then moved to Paramount in 2017. The film's release date has also changed significantly; it was originally scheduled for July 23, 2021. The release date was then pushed back to May 27, 2022, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and then to November 19, 2021, to accommodate the release of Mission: Impossible 7. The release date was pushed back to March 3, 2023, earlier this year (current release date).

Dungeons & Dragons is a leading fantasy entertainment franchise, fueled by the imagination of storytellers around the world. More than 40 million fans have interacted with or played D&D since it was first published 46 years ago.


 

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Audiomancer

Adventurer
You make a point that fantasy has had most of its heavy hitters on the small screen for a while now, and with House of the Dragon and The Rings of Power coming later this year, that's not likely to change.

The Witcher was highly ranked as well. I think there's plenty of appetite for fantasy, there just haven't been any good movies released lately that had broad appeal.

The feature length movie format sucks for novelistic High Fantasy, and the nearly ten hour Lord of the zrings trilogy sort of proves that. Lord of the Rings would make a great 6 season TV show, in my opinion.

Lots of salient points about the lack of high-profile fantasy stories being made for film.

Another factor is the rise of streaming services, and the need to provide a steady diet of new content for those services. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the Witcher, and the upcoming GoT and LOTR spin-offs, are being released that way. For what you might spend making a big-budget film (and maybe even less), you can get 8-12 hours of a streaming series. If it’s good, it encourages the audience to come back every week (where a movie only has a few weekends to make it’s money back). And you can get a second season a year later (movie sequels take about 3 years).
 

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Fantasy also has long existed in sprawling series. And Game of Thrones certainly proved the value of fantasy TV shows, as a brand, as a money-maker, as a cultural touchstone. Doing Wheel of Time as a movie series, even if you were to condense the mid-series Slog, would be an impossibility. On television, it certainly becomes much more feasible.

Another factor that should be mentioned is that the pandemic essentially shuttered theaters for a year and continued to have a chilling effect even after they reopened.

Lots of salient points about the lack of high-profile fantasy stories being made for film.

Another factor is the rise of streaming services, and the need to provide a steady diet of new content for those services. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the Witcher, and the upcoming GoT and LOTR spin-offs, are being released that way. For what you might spend making a big-budget film (and maybe even less), you can get 8-12 hours of a streaming series. If it’s good, it encourages the audience to come back every week (where a movie only has a few weekends to make it’s money back). And you can get a second season a year later (movie sequels take about 3 years).
 







Heilemann

Explorer
It proves that done well, it breaks the format. It's a miniseries released.ib theaters. Abd hasn't been remotely imitated successfully on the big screen in 20 years.
I think it's a little reductive to call it 'a miniseries'. And no, nothing has come close on the big screen, but then that's arguably true for the small screen as well.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
I think it's a little reductive to call it 'a miniseries'. And no, nothing has come close on the big screen, but then that's arguably true for the small screen as well.
It's ten hours long. The story is more fit for a long form medium like TV, as are other fantasy novels.

Films as re more similar in structure to short stories, as can be seen in a review of the history of literary adaptations thst actuslly work.
 

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