Paramount’s upcoming action fantasy movie ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ has begun filming in Iceland, director Jonathan Goldstein has confirmed via his Twitter.
The film officially began filming on April 29, with the cast and crew of around 60-70 people began to group earlier in April. The film will also shoot in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Jonathan Goldstein is co-directing and writing the script for the film with John Francis Daley. Jeremy Latcham is producing through his deal with studio eOne, Hasbro’s entertainment arm. Hasbro’s Brian Goldner is also producing.
Dungeons & Dragons is an upcoming American fantasy-adventure film based on the RPG of the same name and reboot of the film series of the same name. The plot details of the film are still kept under the wraps.
The film stars Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Hugh Grant, and Sophia Lillis. Regé-Jean Page is known for Shonda Rhimes’s wildly popular Bridgerton on Netflix, the actor has been cast in a leading role which is still unknown. In December 2020, Chris Pine was cast to star in the film. Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, and Justice Smith were added in February 2021. Hugh Grant and Sophia Lillis joined the next month, with Grant cast as the antagonist. Last week, My Spy star Chloe Coleman also joined the ensemble cast, it is unknown who Coleman will be playing in the film.
The film has already seen a lot of changes even before the production began. The film was announced back in 2013 by Warner Bros. and was moved to Paramount in 2017. The film has also seen a lot of changes with its release date, it was originally set to release on July 23, 2021. The release date was subsequently moved to November 19, 2021, to accommodate the release of Mission: Impossible 7, before being pushed back again to May 27, 2022, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this month, the release date was further delayed to March 3, 2023 (current release date).
Dungeons & Dragons is a leading fantasy entertainment franchise, fueled by the imagination of storytellers around the world. More than 40 million fans have interacted with or played D&D since it was first published 46 years ago.
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