How Jackie Chan And Jurassic Park Inspired Chris Pine’s Dungeons And Dragons Movie

Certainly, when it comes to the new Dungeons & Dragons movie, Honor Among Thieves, one expects the film will take the majority of its influence from the TTRPG that inspired it. in the first trailer for the D&D moviewhich shows off stars Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez and morewe could see the party of heroes is made up of the various D&D character classes and there will be no shortage of D&D creatures to fight that come from the game. However, the new D&D movie also has some more surprising influences, like Jurassic Park and Jackie Chan movies.

The directors and producer of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves sat down with CinemaBlend during the recent San Diego Comic-Con and revealed the movies that inspired the new film, not necessarily in content, but in style. Writer/Director John Francis Daley explained that the movie used Jackie Chan films as a model for filming its own action sequences, in trying to make them look as real as possible. This included using the actual actors whenever possible. Daley explained…

We tried not to rely on “digi doubles” as much as we possibly could. When we were talking with our stunt coordinator, in terms of inspiration visually we went back to the films of Jackie Chan because what was so awesome and unique about his movies were, you know what’s going on because you see it all in these big wide shots and hits hurt a lot more because you’re seeing them.

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