From the directors of Game Night comes an attempt to do Dungeons & Dragons properly on the big screen: here’s the trailer.
We’re still a long way out from the March 2023 release of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, but the marketing bods behind the movie have elected to get the ball rolling early with the film’s marketing blitz, releasing quite a meaty trailer for us to feast our eyes on. Launching at the first in-person Comic Con since the pandemic, the upcoming Paramount and Entertainment One blockbuster is looking to cash in on all of those fresh eyeballs to create some fervour for the film, especially since it’s likely that Marvel will be holding some of its goodies back from the convention this year, with a separate Disney D23 show happening in September.
Directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley promised us something a little different when the project was first announced, and coming off the back of helming the slightly meta comedy, Game Night, it was a statement to pique the interest. Although this is just a trailer of course, the film looks so far to be broadly in tone with the makeup of most blockbusters, combining CGI, action sequences and witty banter, all set to the unimaginably expensive backdrop of an iconic rock track.
When speaking about the project before, Goldstein and Daley said that “D&D is such a unique look at the fantasy genre where it is contemporary in terms of the people playing it and the way they speak to each other. So we never wanted to spoof the genre of fantasy or take the piss out of it. But we did want to find another way into it that we hadn’t necessarily seen before”.
We’ll happily wait and see what that ‘way’ might be, and if nothing else, the film’s likeable and charismatic cast will likely be supremely watchable as they are in this trailer. Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Rege-Jean Page and Hugh Grant will all feature and the prospect of them interacting with one another should be lots of fun. We’ll bring you more on this one as we hear it, but in the meantime you can check out that trailer below.
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