Universal has officially confirmed that a live-action adaptation of How to Train Your Dragon is in the works. According to reports, Dean DeBlois, who penned and oversaw the trilogy of animated films. Report state that he will return to develop, oversee, and produce the next chapter in the How to Train Your Dragon saga. DeBlois will co-produce the movie with seasoned Hollywood and Broadway producer Marc Platt, marking his live-action film debut.
With a devoted fanbase, the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy has swiftly established itself as one of the most acclaimed in movie history.
The Release Date ?
Toothless has returned. The DreamWorks animated blockbuster “How to Train Your Dragon” is getting a live-action remake, the studio revealed on Wednesday. The release date is set for March 14, 2025.
In 2010, DreamWorks Animation released the first film, How to Train Your Dragon. The studio released a sequel in 2014, and the trilogy concluded in 2019. Hiccup is a young Viking with no obvious fighting talents who lives in a land where his tribe is at war with dragons, until he meets one of his own. The two then become inseparable friends. As a result of the films, a number of TV spinoffs were created, including one set in the present day, 1,300 years after the first film. The three Dreamworks films grossed around $2 billion at the international box office.
Will A Live Action Adaptation Work ?
Deblois’ wild franchise has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a single, little-known animated film. Since 2010, the films have garnered multiple Oscar nominations, spawned several sequels, and even delved into the world of television with a variety of animated streaming shows.
With this in mind, it’s only logical for Universal to monetize the brand and bring it to live-action.
While these transitions from animation to live-action might often break empty (e.g., Disney’s Dumbo, Aladdin, and The Lion King). Having Deblois on the team is a tremendous signal of trust in the film’s success.
Dean Deblois’ baby is How to Train Your Dragon, so seeing him receive the opportunity to introduce the world of Hiccup and Toothless to a larger audience should be appreciated.
What Do We Know About The Movie ?
Despite the fact that the live-action adaptation of How to Train Your Dragon was only recently announced. Universal has already revealed some important details about the upcoming installment of the magical franchise.
The live-action How to Train Your Dragon film will follow the same plot as the animated flicks. When a young, undignified Viking named Hiccup Horrendous Haddock II encounters and heals a wounded and rare Night Fury dragon named Toothless back to health, the two form an unbreakable friendship. Their unexpected bond turns Hiccup into a dragon specialist and the lone hope for correcting the relationship between his tribe and the numerous dragon species that share their world.