All Dungeons & Dragons player knows that a good adventure must have its share of thrills, surprises and good laughs. And according to the star Chris Pine, that’s exactly what we’re getting in Paramount’s upcoming film adaptation of the beloved RPG franchise. In an exclusive interview for All the old knives with Collider’s Steve WeintraubPine spoke about what fans can expect from the highly anticipated film, revealing the unexpected influences the directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein use in their vision of the franchise.
Featuring top Hollywood adventurers such as Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith, Sophie Lillisand Rege-Jean Pagenew Dungeons & Dragons the film spares no expense in bringing the beloved RPG franchise back to the big screen. As it should be, since the Dungeons & Dragons adaptation featuring Jeremy Irons, Marlon Wayanand Thora Birch was a complete flop, scorned by critics, audiences and gamers alike. When asked if he could elaborate on the new adaptation, Pine did his best to keep the film’s plot a secret. The star, however, revealed some exciting details about the film’s tone. In the words of Pin:
“Oh man. Well what I will say is we had a blast doing it. There was a lot of laughs. The way I described it is like game of thrones mixed with a little princess bridejust a bit of Holy Grail; it’s somewhere in this stadium. This is very fun. There are a lot of thrills. It’s poppy, it’s from the heart of the 80s, there is a bit of Goonies in there. My character is the ultimate party planner. I think it’s going to be really good. I mean, who the fuck knows, but I think we had a good shot and John and John are killer types. They know comedy and they know heart and we had a great cast and had a blast doing it. And that’s all you can ask for.
It makes sense for the new Dungeons & Dragons to be inspired by The Goonies. The tabletop RPG was first released in 1974, but had its biggest boom in the 1980s, so it’s no wonder there were productions in that decade, such as stranger things, tend to use the game to correctly reproduce the trends of the period. The new film is also expected to draw inspiration from game of thrones, because the dragons are the real stars of the cast. Besides that, a good Dungeons & Dragons The campaign still features distant kingdoms, wars, betrayals and everything in between.
Now the reference to Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a bit surprising. Even though the British comedy group’s film is a classic medieval adventure, Holy Grail is also a collection of skits using the absurdity of King Arthur’s journey to make audiences laugh. We did not expect the novelty Dungeons & Dragons movie to be a comedy. However, if you want to make jokes, you can’t go wrong with imitating Monty Python. Finally, there is the princess bride inspiration. And this one is crazy! We don’t know how the Dungeons & Dragons The film will mix romantic comedy, family adventure and epic war drama. But we are indeed intrigued to see the result of this audacious multi-class project.
Dungeons & Dragons is slated to premiere March 3, 2023. Check out Pine’s interview below:
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