New Dungeons and Dragons trailer promises fantastical thrills this Easter

Role-playing goes widescreen in this April's big-screen fantasy adventure Dungeons and Dragons. Subtitled Honour Among Thieves, the movie adapts the cult board game sensation (Stranger Things fans will be nodding in appreciation) with oodles of effects and big-name A-listers displaying a light touch.

Star Trek's Chris Pine leads as the rogueish Edgin the Bard who must round up a squad of misfits to prevent the end of the world. Said group must learn not to kill each other along the way, and their number consists of Holda the Barbarian (Avatar's Michelle Rodriguez), Simon the Sorcerer (Detective Pikachu's Justice Smith) and the druid Doric (IT's Sophia Lillis).

Perennial scene-stealer Hugh Grant is also thrown in the mix as the brilliantly named Forge Fitzwilliam the Rogue. The movie is helmed by the duo of Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley whose hit 2018 comedy Game Night showed a sly and hilarious understanding of the mechanics of role-playing games. So, that's got to be another good sign, right?

D&D veterans rejoice: it's also rumoured that cast members from the Dungeons & Dragons web series Critical Role will make cameo appearances in the film. That's bound to keep the die-hards happy while franchise newcomers can soak everything up for the first time.

Dungeons and Dragons is set to be one of this Easter's biggest releases so take a look at the new trailer below. It's released on April 7th.