Paramount Pictures (via SFFGazette.com) has released a full trailer for Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, featuring plenty of action, magic, mayhem, traps, and several nods to the classic tabletop role-playing game.
This latest teaser finds our band of morally dubious heroes using their wits (and brute strength in Holga's case) to escape all manner of perilous situations, until they face-off against powerful sorceress Sofina and her army of undead minions.
Then, right at the end, we get a first proper look at the immense red dragon known as Embershard (Themberchaud in the game), who should be very familiar to D&D aficionados.
The footage also gives us a brief glimpse of the movie's big (well, biggest) bad, in the form of one of the few characters to be plucked from the lore: a necromantic lich known as Szass Tam.
"This character poses a huge potential threat to not only our characters but the world that they live in," co-director John Francis Daley tells IGN. "And it was crucial to us that the stakes we introduced are not just big and world-threatening but also incredibly personal, and we can't give too much away, but each of our characters are joining this fight for their own particular reasons, and we wanted those to be just as vital as the bigger picture threat."
"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," reads the official synopsis. "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."
Game Night directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley helmed the project, and wrote the latest version of the script based on a previous draft by Michael Gilio. Derek Kolstad (John Wick; The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) has also been hired to write and develop a separate live-action Dungeons & Dragons television show, which was recently given a straight-to-series order for Paramount+.
Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves arrives in theaters March 31, 2023.