Actor Justice Smith says that the new Dungeons and Dragons film will be action-packed, exciting, and funny. Based on the tabletop fantasy RPG game created by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, Dungeons and Dragons is a staple of the tabletop gaming world and has spawned cartoons, movies, toys, and all the more since the time it appeared in 1974. An animated series ran for three seasons from 1983-1985 and the first true to life film was released in 2000. The film starred Jeremy Irons, Marlon Wayans, and Thora Birch and was a massive lemon, grossing $33 million worldwide from a $45 million financial plan.
Nonetheless, talking to Collider, actor Justice Smith has only positive feelings about the new adaptation, despite being extremely careful not to reveal any spoilers for the film. Smith says that working with the filmmakers was “incredible” and that the film was directed with a clear vision. In addition, the actor talked up the story and said that it’s “action-packed, exciting, and funny as damnation,” which may not reveal the plot, yet does give some insight into what audiences should anticipate. Here is his full statement:
Smith has been making the rounds of late in Hollywood, having as of late starred in ongoing hits like Pokemon Detective Pikachu and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, as well as the Generation series on HBO Max. Smith will reprise his Jurassic World job in Jurassic World: Dominion and stars in the Amazon Original film Voyeurs, releasing September tenth. The actor is next set to being production on the con-artist film Sharper with Sebastian Stan and Julianne Moore.
For those that have played Dungeons and Dragons as a tabletop game, the new film may not have a lot of consequence, as it’s an undeniably challenging encounter to emulate onscreen. Non-fans may be more open, especially if this new take is able to capture the magic to some degree, while offering a fresh, welcoming take. With so many various directions the movie could take in style and tone, it’s impossible to predict what Dungeons and Dragons will actually be, yet with a strong cast and some inspired filmmakers directing it, there’s certainly trust that Smith’s comments could be spot on and that the movie will be something to be energized for. Until a trailer is released, notwithstanding, the publicity is a shot in the dark.