“Honor Among Thieves” is, of course, far from the first time the “Dungeons & Dragons” RPG (which has been around since 1974) has made the jump to the big screen. The property got a pretty notorious film adaptation all the way back in 2000 — one that, somehow, managed to spawn two direct-to-video sequels despite being a failure pretty much whichever way you cut it. With a live-action “Dungeons & Dragon” streaming series already in the works, it will certainly be interesting to see how this second attempt at turning the property into a multi-medium franchise fares in comparison.
To its credit, “Honor Among Thieves” boasts a star-studded cast, with Chris Pine, Hugh Grant, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Daisy Head, and Chloe Coleman all playing key roles. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who also directed the delightful (if under-watched) action-comedy “Game Night,” are at the helm and are drawing from a script they’re credited for writing with Michael Gilio (a scribe who may be on the verge of becoming a much bigger name, between his efforts here and on the upcoming fantasy-horror flick “Dark Harvest”).
“Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” will premiere in U.S. theaters on March 31, 2023.