Fans of RPG games and adventure stories have been treated to some essential information about the highly anticipated Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves during the film panel at the CCXP. As well as revealing an exclusive clip and revealing some key cameos that we’ll see when the film premieres in late March, directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldsteintogether with the producer Jeremy LathamIn addition, she performed a complete scene for the audience. The scene showcases the tone of the film and the chemistry between the cast in what is sure to be one of the funniest moments of the film.
In the scene, the group consists of main actors Chris Kiefer, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smithand Sophia Lilis needs to retrieve information from a dead person. This is only possible because the Wizard (Smith) is able to cast a spell that allows you to revive a person and ask them five questions – and the spell can only be cast once for each dead person.
The spell isn’t a problem, but what the group isn’t prepared for is that they have to pay close attention to every phrase they say, because even phrases like “Can you hear me?” count as a question. So you can imagine how to do it: you have to revive more than one person before they get it right. And then there’s another problem: when they interview war victims, they find out that the true stories contradict legends, and the bodies reveal that they have a different name or that they died from slipping and hitting their heads after a bath are – as opposed to heroic on the battlefield. Other times, they find they only have to ask one question and resort to trivial questions like “What’s your favorite color?” to free the revived soul.
At CCXP, the response to the scene has been overwhelmingly positive. Judging by the scene, it’s pretty safe to say that the comedic timing of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves will get to the point. At the same time, this isn’t really a surprise since directors Daley and Goldstein have already proven their talent for comedy with their previous work in game night and Vacation.
Daley and Goldstein are also writing the screenplay of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves along with Michael Gili (Kwik stop), based on a story by Chris McKay (The Lego Batman Movie). The adventure is based on a legendary tabletop RPG game created by E. Gary Gygax. dungeons was the gateway game to the geek world for many fans around the world and inspired the creation of a popular animated TV series of the same name in the late ’80s.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Premieres in theaters March 31. You can see the trailer below:
Watch the official synopsis here:
A charming thief and a group of unlikely adventurers go on an epic heist to recover a lost relic, but things go dangerously wrong when they clash with the wrong people. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary RPG to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure.