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‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ Directors & Cast On Creating A Film “For Everyone, Not Just The Fans” – SXSW Studio

'Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves' - SXSW Studio


Section: Headliners

Directors: Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley

Screenwriters: Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Michael Gilio

Logline: A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary roleplaying game to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure.

Panelists: John Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Daisy head

Premiered: March 10, 2023

Key Quotes: Goldstein: “We set out to make a movie that was for everyone, not just the fans. We wanted the fans to love it, so there’s plenty of Easter eggs and references, but if you don’t know the game at all, you won’t miss anything.”

Daley: “The challenge was creating that balance, of tonally and being able to give the fan service that it’s due, but also standing on its own without any prior knowledge of dungeons or dragons.”

Page: “We have the privilege of having a very, very sharp, intelligent thoroughly unpredictable cast of very talented characters, which meant that each take would spark off in different directions.”

The Deadline Studio at SXSW runs March 10-13, where the cast and creatives behind the best and buzziest titles in this year’s lineup sit down with Deadline’s festival team to discuss their movies and the paths they took to get to Austin, Texas.

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