Dungeons & Dragons Movie Synopsis Revealed But Is It Accurate?

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By Jake Vyper | More Articles MTG Content Creator
May 21, 2021  11:08 AM

A new synopsis for Paramount Pictures' Dungeons & Dragons film adaptation has been revealed, teasing the star-studded epic fantasy adventure. The movie is based on the iconic fantasy-themed role-playing tabletop game of the same title, which began in 1974 and was designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. Its cast includes Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez,  Regé-Jean Page, Huge Grant, Justice Smith, Jason Wong, Chloe Coleman, and Sophia Lillis. 

The U.S. Copyright Office website shared a synopsis for the Dungeons & Dragons film, which takes place in Forgotten Realms, the setting of various novels, video games, and tabletop games. The news follows a viral tweet that shared a link to the film synopsis which mentions some details about the Faerun lore, and it offers fans a look at the various game classes and factions expected to be featured in the film, including the Harpers.

You can read the full snynopsis below: 

An ex-Harper turned thief escapes from prison with his partner, a female barbarian, and reunites with a no-talent wizard and a druid new to their team in an effort to rob the cheating conman who stole all their loot from the heist that landed them behind bars, and used it to install himself as the Lord of Neverwinter. Only the traitor is allied with a powerful Red Wizard who has something far more sinister in store. Being directed by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley, and starring Chris Pine and Michelle Rodriguez.

However, even though the synopsis appeared on the US Copyright Office website, EpicStream.com has learned that it is not accurate. The news arrived as part of a wider announcement regarding plans for a summer-wide celebration of Drizzt Do'Urden, the heroic drow elf who is following the compass of his conscience into the blinding world above, and hoping it will lead him to people worthy of his sacrifice. The announcement also came with the release of the new animated short, Sleep Sound, written by R.A. Salvatore and narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch. 

You can watch it here: 

 

The production for the Dungeons & Dragons film just started, and it's currently scheduled to release on March 2023. 

During yesterday's Dungeons & Dragons video premiere, we also got our first look at the new Magic: The Gathering cards from the Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms set, and one of the cards features Drizzt as well as Lolth, the Spider Queen. 

Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms is set to release for tabletop worldwide on July 23, 2021. It’s also set to release on Magic: The Gathering Arena and Magic Online a week earlier. The Adventures in the Forgotten Realms products are now available for preorder.

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