“Who needs heroes when you have thieves?” is the tagline for the new trailer to Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, which just made its debut at San Diego Comic-Con.
The film stars Chris Pine as self-described “planner” Edgin. Along with Michelle Rodriguez‘s barbarian warrior Holda and former Bridgerton hunk Regé-Jean Page‘s Paladin fighter Xenk, Edgin attempts to steal back a magical Maguffin from Hugh Grant‘s evil Forge Fletcher.
Set to Led Zeppelin‘s “Whole Lotta Love,” the trailer is as tongue-in-cheek as Pine promised in an interview earlier this year, when he called it “Game of Thrones mixed with a little Princess Bride, just a smidge of [Monty Python and the] Holy Grail …”
The sneak peek of the film promises all the sword and sorcery of the role playing game from which it was adapted — including a shape-shifting Sophia Lillis and one prominent gelatinous cube.
The cast assembled at Comic-Con Thursday, with Variety quoting Page as saying of his sword training, “My thighs were killing me and I had the best a** in my life.”
Equally cheeky, Rodriguez said of Grant’s reported obsession with D&D, “I think you mixed it up with S&M,” to which Grant deadpanned, “She’s not wrong. I’ve been an enthusiastic dungeon master for years. That’s a British pastime. National sport, almost.”
Rodriguez said of the original game, “You don’t grow up in Jersey without playing D&D,"” and Pine suggested every high school in the nation should play the game. “You can get the bully and the jock — of course, I only speak in John Hughes terms — and I guarantee you no one will remember what class they came from.”
Paramount Pictures will release Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves on March 3, 2023.
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