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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Russ Morrissey

Russ Morrissey

That's pretty cool, but it's not the same thing as Arneson "co-wrote" the setting for the movie. He adapted it after the fact for a promotional module and articles and then for his own setting, Blackmoor.

Not trying to downplay his involvement . . . I think it was neat that Solomon reached out and involved him in the movie, both with the cameo and the promotional articles. And I think it's neat that Arneson seemed to really take to the movie's setting, to incorporate it into his classic setting of Blackmoor.

I seem to remember that Solomon loosely based Izmir on the Mystara campaign, which itself incorporated Arneson's Blackmoor setting into it's ancient history. Seems things came full circle!

Yeah, my apologies if it sounded like I was intentionally overstating Arneson's role there - I simply misremembered; like, this stuff is not the kind of material one uses at the gaming table every other day. :D That said, still so - if this should really be a return to Izmer, then that would also bring folks back to Arneson's writings on the setting. That would be a nice touch for things to have.
 

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Parmandur

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Yeah, my apologies if it sounded like I was intentionally overstating Arneson's role there - I simply misremembered; like, this stuff is not the kind of material one uses at the gaming table every other day. :D That said, still so - if this should really be a return to Izmer, then that would also bring folks back to Arneson's writings on the setting. That would be a nice touch for things to have.
No, this film is set in the Sword Coast of the Forgotten Realms.
 



There was a Midnight movie done once. I heard it was bad. Was it due to budget, acting, or both?
I watched the first half on Amazon Prime a year ago or so. It was nothing budget, and the acting was unimpressive, but I'm pretty forgiving of low budget fantasy and semi-professional actors. What made it terrible was that it was just all worldbuilding with no memorable characters, plot, or scenes (at least for the first half). Basically they were making a movie to try to promote a campaign setting rather than use a campaign setting in their movie to tell a story.
 





I think superhero and Star Wars movies have eclipsed the fantasy genre for the last several years. It also doesn't help that for a multitude of quite valid reasons, the follow up Harry Potter series has gone over like a lead balloon.

I really hope it does well. The last few fantasy movies have sucked from what I've seen.

Seems like the drive to do LoTR cantasy movies is kind of gone now.
 

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
I think superhero and Star Wars movies have eclipsed the fantasy genre for the last several years. It also doesn't help that for a multitude of quite valid reasons, the follow up Harry Potter series has gone over like a lead balloon.
Well, that and I think tht there is only so much thirst for very serious fantasy like LoTR or Wheel of Time or Game of Thrones or The Witcher, and there isn't a ton of more MCU but fantasy media in the mainstream right now.
 

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.

Well, that and I think tht there is only so much thirst for very serious fantasy like LoTR or Wheel of Time or Game of Thrones or The Witcher, and there isn't a ton of more MCU but fantasy media in the mainstream right now.
 

Oofta

Legend
I think superhero and Star Wars movies have eclipsed the fantasy genre for the last several years. It also doesn't help that for a multitude of quite valid reasons, the follow up Harry Potter series has gone over like a lead balloon.
It hasn't helped that the HP follow up movies haven't been very good. It's also kind of a weird historical urban fantasy niche.
 

Beyond just involving a bunch of problematic people, no, they just haven't been very good.

It's funny, years and years ago I remember thinking that Quidditch Through the Ages would've been the better source material. I don't know if that would've turned out to be the case, but it certainly couldn't have been worse.

It hasn't helped that the HP follow up movies haven't been very good. It's also kind of a weird historical urban fantasy niche.
 



Parmandur

Book-Friend
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.
 


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.
The structure of LotR lends itself naturally to serialisation. Have you listened to the BBC radio version?
 

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
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.
I didn’t say there was a shortage of appetite for fantasy, I said there is a limit to how much people want specifically serious fantasy, and something with a different tone (but not farcical) might get more attention right now.
 

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