DreamWorks follows in Disney’s footsteps and will turn its prolific animated saga into a live action movie.
Since its premiere in 2010, How to Train Your Dragon has become one of the most profitable sagas of dreamworkswho also has to his credit stories like Shrek either Kung Fu Panda.
Dean DeBloiswho has directed the three main installments of the saga, will make the leap to live action and will direct, write and produce the live action film of the saga of Hiccup, Astrid and Toothlessbased on the books of Cressida Cowell.
The story of this Viking whose people face constant threat from terrifying dragons, but who manages to forge an alliance with them based on his friendship with Toothless, captivated audiences for a decade thanks to animation.
At Dreamworks they expect live action to achieve the same result, even though we all have internalized each character with their animation style.
Two protagonists for How to train your dragon
As collected comic bookthe live action movie of How to train your dragon already has its first two protagonists with the signing of the interpreters of Hiccup and Astrid.
Mason Thames (Black Phone, For all humanity) will be in charge of giving life to Hiccup, a character he gave voice to Jay Baruchel in animation.
For his part, Nico Parker (The Last of Us, Dumbo) will be in charge of giving life to Astrid, whom she gave a voice to America Ferrera in animated movies.
How to train your dragon is the first saga Dreamworks animation that will make the leap to live action. Recreating a Nordic world full of colorful dragons is a challenge that also has the handicap of all “classic” animation: the public has internalized certain aspects.
It will be necessary to see how this “live-action” of How to train your dragon progresses and if the presence of the director of the saga contributes to the continuity and fidelity that we all expect.
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How to Train Your Dragon live-action movie already has actors for Hiccup and Astrid