AceShowbiz - Chris Pine has suggested that "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves" is inspired by a range of films and TV shows. To play Elgin in the new fantasy movie that is based on the role-playing game of the same name, the 41-year-old actor explained that it has taken inspiration from a variety of projects.
"I think it's 'Game of Thrones' meets 'Princess Bride', with a little bit of 'Spinal Tap'," Chris told Entertainment Tonight at San Diego Comic-Con. The "Wonder Woman" star believes that the fantasy film will provide some much-needed escapism for audiences. He said, "I'm just excited to (be at) Comic-Con - we haven't had this in a couple years in the COVID of it all."
"It's nice to come back and see the fans, and we're pumped about the movie," he added. "Obviously, we live in a strange time right now, and this film is all about fun and good times and becoming heroes when you don't think you can become a hero. It has a really buoyant, joyful, fun energy to it, and it's not a bad thing in today's world to share that kind of joy."
The "Dungeons and Dragons" movie is being directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley and star Michelle Rodriguez says the filmmakers "really care" about portraying the game on the big screen in an accurate manner. She said, "They really care about that world, and they really care about portraying that world as accurately as possible."
"As far as someone who respects people who respect the game, understand where it comes from and really want to do it justice," she continued pointing out, "you couldn't have chosen two better directors than John and John."