The directors of Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves have revealed how they brought the role-playing game to life.
Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, the long-awaited film based on the famous role-playing game, is already in theaters. Now, directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have delivered a master class in SF on how to adapt an RPG campaign to a film. Something that has to be quite complicated, since they are totally different entertainment media.
“It was the tone that originated from the beginning of Dungeons and Dragons that is so unique and is what got us hooked on the prospect of making this film. It’s one of a kind, and you can have fun. That, to me, is what makes a movie fun.”
“Well, as you say, the demands of a movie that you want to be around two hours long have certain structural requirements. It’s very different from a month-long or year-long game that you play once a week, so it had to have a narrative drive that was always moving, and that required certain story rhythms and certain things to happen so that it didn’t just feeling episodic: you felt like you were really on a quest.”
“But I think there’s something exceptionally chaotic about the narrative of a campaign that we allude to in this film where the plans that you think, as an audience, our characters are carrying out, when they go awry and they have to twist many times. That’s not necessarily what you’d expect from a normal story structure.”
Here we leave you our review WITHOUT SPOILERS.
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What will the movie be about?
Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves introduces us to a very peculiar group of characters who steal a powerful object. But when it falls into the wrong hands, they decide to steal it again to save their entire world.
The cast includes Chris Pine as the bard Edgin, Michelle Rodriguez as the barbarian Holga, Regé-Jean Page as the paladin Xenk, Justice Smith as the wizard Simon, Sophia Lillis as the druid Doric, Hugh Grant as the rogue Forge, Chloe Coleman as Kira, Daisy Head as Sofina, Kyle Hixon as Guard, Spencer Wilding as Gorg, Will Irvine as Tobias, Nicholas Blane as Anderton, Bryan Larkin as Norixius, Sarah Amankwah as Torbo, Colin Carnegie as Elvin High Harper, Georgia Landers as Zia, Sophia Nell Huntley as young Kira and Clayton Grover as Jarnathan.
Dungeons and Dragons: Honor between drones
We leave you the trailer of Dungeons and Dragons: Honor among thieves so that you can review it one more time.