Filmed largely in Northern Ireland, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves brings the rich world and playful spirit of the famous role-playing game to the silver screen in a hilarious and fun-filled adventure. A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people.
Featuring an all-star cast led by Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez and Hugh Grant, this is one blockbuster movie not to be missed. The film is the latest example of the show-stopping qualities of Ireland on screen.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves was shot in locations near and around Belfast. Belfast, of course, was famously home to the fantasy series Game of Thrones®, and the new film made use of soundstages at Titanic Studios where that show was shot. The crew noted that being in Belfast gave them the opportunity to feature incredible locations you can't find anywhere else in the world.
Titanic Studios is located in the historic Titanic Quarter of Belfast, where the famous vessel was built. The nearby Titanic Belfast is an unmissable attraction that tells the tale of the ill-fated “Ship of Dreams.”
Causeway coastal wonders
As the production team began their development process, they dove deep into D&D lore to learn more details about the fictional environments or Forgotten Realms as they are known.
For the design of one of these realms, the Underdark, the production crew were influenced by Northern Ireland’s famous Giant’s Causeway. But they felt that the underground chambers should have a fiery, volcanic look, spewing lava from cracks in the plates!
Located on the gorgeous Causeway Coastal Route, the Giant's Causeway is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that's renowned globally for its enigmatic stone pillars, history and mythology. The landscape was formed some 60 million years ago by slow cooling lava that crystallised into 40,000 (mostly) hexagonal, interlocking columns. It's a must-visit spot on this gorgeous stretch of coastline.
Northern Ireland's dramatic landscapes
Peppered with history, Northern Ireland boasts many historic castles and demesnes which are featured in the film, including Carrickfergus Castle, an imposing Norman Castle surrounded by the sea in County Antrim; beautiful country houses Glenarm Castle, Clandeboye House, Myra Castle and the 18th century Castle Ward, which also features in Game of Thrones®.
Northern Ireland’s giant landscapes are transformed into the Forgotten Realms in the opening scenes. Locations featured include the forests and woodlands of Castlewellan Forest Park and Tollymore Forest Park, both in County Down. The spectacular Hen Mountain in the Mourne Mountains also makes an appearance. While the stunning coastal locations of Fair Head, Ballintoy Beach, and the remains of Dunseverick Castle also wow on the big screen.
A giant adventure awaits
See the ancient and epic landscapes of Northern Ireland brought to life in thrilling style like never before!
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is in cinemas now.