How To Train Your Dragon Is Getting a Live-Action Reboot

Yay, Universal Studio Juggernaut is returning, here's what we know...

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We are getting a live-action remake of How To Train Your Dragon soon! Dean DeBlois, the writer, and director of the animated series, will be back to write and direct this installment. The series is based on a book series written by Cressida Cowell, How to Train Your Dragon. The story follows a young Viking named Hiccup who aspires to kill a dragon in order to become a man, as that's what the Viking community believes in. However, Fate has something else in store for him as he ends up befriending a dragon and names him Toothless. The franchise was both critically and financially acclaimed and even bagged an Oscar nomination. We have no information on the Cast as of now. However, we do know that it will release in the comments on March 14, 2025. 


Aside from this, Disney's The Little Mermaid will also be getting a reboot and is releasing in cinemas, this summer, while Snow White, Hercules, The Aristocats, and Lilo & Stitch are all in development. It is not unusual for you to believe that How To Train Your Dragon has become one of the most epic franchises of Universal and Dreamworks. The franchise has indeed come a long way. Since 2010 the franchise has seen numerous nominations, and sequels and even went into the world of TV.


We also know that Marc Platt who is known for his work in LA La Land and The Girl on The Train, is also joining in making this Live-action reboot. The president of production is also on board, and the project is being overseen by Universal's VP. 


As already mentioned, the cast is yet to be announced, and the search is still ongoing. In 2019, the writer and director DeBlois talked to CinemaBlend, "We definitely wanted it to feel hopeful but also conclusive. And I think what we tried to do was deliver a satisfying ending that ultimately meant that Hiccup and Toothless would go their separate ways, but also reassure the audience it was for the best, that we see them thrive in their adulthood.

"For me, it's a satisfying end, and that was the intention, to really kind of bring it back to the disappearance of dragons and having them kind of fall away into legend, but we the audience kind of know they're still around.

"And beyond that, I don't own the franchise, so I think if Dreamworks wanted to open it up again at some point, I would hope that it a different timeline, different characters, with the Hiccup/Toothless story remained intact," he said.