The blockbuster franchise “How to Train Your Dragon” is getting a live-action adaptation which will be hitting the theatres in 2025. Dean DeBlois, the original writer for the franchise, is returning to pen the live-action plot, ensuring the real-world version stays within the animated series’ magic. The three animated “How to Train Your Dragon” films have earned massive critical acclaim, with all three films earning Best Animation nominations at the Oscars.
The film premise revolves around Hiccup, a misfit teen in a mythical Viking village who befriends an injured dragon he names Toothless. The story’s success, based on a children’s book written by Cressida Cowell, has earned more than $1.6 billion worldwide. There has yet to be any information on whether any of the voice actors, who include Kristen Wiig, Gerard Butler, Kit Harrington and Cate Blanchett, will return for the live-action reimagining.
In addition to his work on the “How to Train Your Dragon” trilogy, DeBlois was also one of the creators of Disney’s “Lilo and Stitch” and 1998’s “Mulan”. Marc Platt, one of the producers for the Oscar-nominated “La La Land”, who is currently behind the cinematic adaptations of the Broadway show “Wicked”, will also serve as the film’s producer. The live-action remake of “How to Train Your Dragon” will be released on March 14, 2025.
Fans of the franchise have been eagerly awaiting the live-action adaptation and are sure to be delighted with the news. With the original writer and producer returning, the live-action version is sure to stay true to the beloved animated series.