Dean DeBlois, the talented writer, and director behind the animated trilogy How to Train Your Dragon (consisting of 2010’s How to Train Your Dragon, 2014’s How to Train Your Dragon 2, and 2019’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World), is making a comeback to write and direct the latest installment in the franchise.
The Oscar-nominated movie ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ is set in the mythical Viking village of Berk and revolves around the adventures of a misfit teenager named Hiccup. He forms an unlikely friendship with an injured dragon that he names Toothless.
Also, the fantasy series, supported by Universal and DreamWorks and based on Cressida Cowell’s books, has made more than $1.6 billion around the world.
The success of the How to Train Your Dragon franchise extends beyond the movies, leading to the creation of three TV series – ‘DreamWorks Dragons’, ‘Rescue Riders’, and ‘The Nine Realms’. Additionally, the franchise has inspired theme park rides and a live show called ‘How to Train Your Dragon on Ice’.
Before Dean DeBlois worked on the original ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ trilogy, he collaborated with Chris Sanders on Disney’s ‘Lilo & Stitch’. They previously served as co-heads of the story for Disney’s 1998 movie ‘Mulan’.
Apart from writing and directing, Dean DeBlois will also take on the role of a producer.
Marc Platt, known for his work on best picture nominees like ‘La La Land’, ‘Bridge of Spies’, and ‘Trial Of The Chicago 7’, will be producing the film for his production company, Marc Platt Productions, along with Adam Siegel, the company’s president.
Currently, Marc Platt is involved in the production of Universal’s film adaptation of ‘Wicked’. The movie is directed by Jon M. Chu and features Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo in starring roles.
A live-action adaptation of How to Train Your Dragon is set to hit theaters in 2025. Fans can look forward to seeing their favorite dragon-filled adventures come to life on the big screen.