Paramount Pictures has finally confirmed the official Dungeons & Dragons title for its forthcoming live-action film adaptation of Hasbro’s popular tabletop game franchise. Set to make its debut in theaters on March 3, 2023, the Chris Pine-led adventure feature has now been officially titled as Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.
Its currently theatrical release date sees the film going up against no direct competition. However, it will still be debuting in the same month as four other high-profile projects such as Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Warner Bros. Pictures’ Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, Keanu Reeves’ John Wick Chapter 4, and Paramount’s Scream 6.
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The live-action Dungeons & Dragons is written and directed by Game Night duo Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. Further details on the film adaptation’s plot and characters are still being kept under wraps.
The film will be led by Chris Pine (Wonder Woman 1984), Michelle Rodriguez (F9), Justice Smith (Detective Pikachu), Hugh Grant (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Sophia Lillis (It films), Chloe Coleman (My Spy), and Bridgerton breakout Regé-Jean Page.
The role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons first became popular in 1974 and since then has amassed millions of players and fans worldwide. The hugely popular property has also influenced numerous writers, directors, game designers, and other creative professionals throughout its four decades.
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The Dungeons & Dragons movie is being co-produced and co-financed by Hasbro, eOne, and Paramount Pictures. eOne handles distribution in the UK and Canada, while Paramount distributes everywhere else. It will also be produced by Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Jeremy Latcham as part of his deal with eOne, Hasbro’s entertainment arm.
This marks the fourth time that the popular game is being adapted into the big screen, following Courtney Solomon’s 2000 live-action version, 2005’s telefilm sequel Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God and 2012’s direct-to-DVD follow-up Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness.