According to the Production List website, a live-action reimagining of the popular film franchise, How to Train Your Dragon, is set to commence filming in Los Angeles this summer, with a planned start date of June 30. As production gears up for the anticipated 2025 release, casting announcements are expected to be made in the coming weeks.
Earlier this year, the film was officially announced, with Dean DeBlois, the original franchise creator, taking on the roles of director, writer, and producer for this remake. With DeBlois leading the production, fans can take solace in knowing that the film will be handled with care, staying true to the essence of the animated films. Live-action remakes have often been met with mixed reviews, so it remains to be seen whether this project will surpass previous criticisms. Nevertheless, fans can look forward to experiencing their favorite moments from the beloved story in a whole new way on the big screen.
Since its initial release in 2010, How to Train Your Dragon has become one of Dreamworks Animation’s most successful franchises. It spawned two direct sequels in 2014 and 2019, as well as various television spin-offs and specials. This upcoming remake, serving as a retelling of the Academy Award-nominated original film, will reunite Hiccup and Toothless in the live-action realm, showcasing their friendship in a time when Vikings and dragons are sworn enemies. As production ramps up this summer, more details about the film are likely to be unveiled.