Later this month, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves will deliver the storied RPG franchise again to the large display screen for the primary time in 23 years (not counting the 2 direct-to-video D&D motion pictures, after all). Fortuitously, it appears like Honor Amongst Thieves is hanging the proper tone between fantasy motion and a contact of comedy. And in a brand new preview scene from the movie, the unlikely heroes are thrust right into a shifting maze whereas being chased by a displacer beast. Moreover, there’s an surprising nod to the franchise’s previous.
The scene is ready in an enviornment inside the realm of Neverwinter, because the malevolent Forge Fitzwilliam (Hugh Grant), places his former buddy, Edgin Darvis (Chris Pine), into an apparent dying lure alongside Edgin’s crew, Holga Kilgore (Michelle Rodriguez), Doric (Sophia Lillis), and Simon Aumar (Justice Smith). As for the displacer beast, it has the distinctive capability to confuse its prey by projecting photos of itself into their minds whereas sneaking up for the kill.
For longtime followers of D&D, this sequence contains a particular callback to the Dungeons & Dragons animated collection from the ’80s. Evidently Edgin’s crew isn’t the one sufferer of Forge’s lure. One of many rival adventurer teams is outwardly the grown-up variations of Sheila, the thief, Diana the acrobat, Bobby, the barbarian, and Hank, the Ranger. Solely these 4 get a close-up on this clip, however their teammates, Presto, the magician, and Eric, the cavalier, are briefly seen from a distance.
Though he isn’t seen on this preview, Regé-Jean Web page’s Xenk Yendar is the ultimate member of Edgin’s group of rogues. The remainder of the solid consists of Daisy Head because the Pink Wizard, Sofina, Jason Wong as Dralas, and Chloe Coleman as Kira Darvis, Edgin’s estranged daughter.
Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley directed the movie from a script that co-wrote with Michael Gilio. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves will break into theaters on Friday, March 31.