Starry ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ movie brings fantasy recreation to massive display


By Hannah Ellison

LONDON (Reuters) – The fantasy world of “Dungeons & Dragons” got here to a wet London’s Leicester Sq. on Thursday as actors Chris Pine, Rege-Jean Web page and Michelle Rodriguez premiered their new movie imagining of the favored role-playing recreation.

“Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves” hits cinemas from subsequent week hoping to entice a brand new era of followers with the sport which first got here out in 1974.

Within the movie, Pine’s character Edgin brings collectively a band of adventurers for a mission to retrieve a strong relic.

“I did not actually know something about it however my nephew is… a D&D participant…I watched he and his friends play and was actually blown over by how a lot pleasure there was in it and the way a lot improvisation, it was similar to an creativeness health club mainly,” Pine instructed Reuters on the pink carpet.

“Hopefully what folks get out of our movie is that it is a enjoyable world with attention-grabbing characters that requires creativity and creativeness and it is only a fantastic option to spend time.”

Full of putting visible results and gorgeous backdrops, the movie isn’t just for followers of the sport, its administrators Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley say.

“There’s a lot on this recreation, there’s a lot potential that the film simply actually skims the floor of all of the potential,” Goldstein mentioned.

“You do not have to be a fan of the sport to get pleasure from this film. It actually simply faucets into that spirit (of creativity and creativeness) that is so nice about it,” Daley added.

Rodriguez, who performs Holga, used to play the sport herself.

“When (administrators) John and Jonathan launched me to the script, all of it got here again to me,” she mentioned.

“It made me perceive why (Dungeons & Dragons) has been round for 50 years.”

Web page, who performs Xenk, mentioned he performed his first Dungeons & Dragons recreation simply earlier than beginning filming.

“I wasn’t a participant however I had truly watched folks play Dungeons & Dragons, which is kind of presumably much more concerned,” he mentioned.

“And so I had a little bit little bit of familiarity with the world however my first recreation was with this solid.”

The Paramount Footage movie additionally stars Hugh Grant, Justice Smith, Daisy Head and Sophia Lillis.

(Reporting by Hannah Ellison; Writing by Marie-Louise Gumuchian)