Dungeons & Dragons is one of the most popular tabletop role-playing games of all time. The game, first published in 1974, has spawned a franchise that includes an animated television series, comics, and computer games. It also inspired a trilogy that ran from 2000 to 2012 and efforts to further the series proved abortive as Warner Bros. Pictures, Paramount Pictures, and Hasbro were embroiled in a lawsuit for the film rights.
Fortunately, for fans of the game franchise, the film rights ended up with Paramount Pictures and filming began in 2021. We got the first trailer for the film last July, and now, according to Collider, we just found out that the long-gestating project is going to be 2 hours and 17 minutes long.
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While this runtime is a bit on the high side, it's welcome news to fans of the tabletop game as it gives them enough time to see their imaginations come to life.
The film’s description reads:
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.
In other news, Dungeons and Dragons fans threatened to boycott the film’s box office release when Hasbro made changes to the title’s Open Gaming License. The company eventually backed down but the controversy could still have an effect on the film's box office numbers. Also, Paramount Pictures is developing a spin-off series with eight episodes for its streaming platform Paramount+.
Fans will get a chance to watch all the action unfold when Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves arrives in movie theaters on March 31.