Inhabitants of Booby Island, we have good news: we already know who will play Hiccup and Astrid in the live action remake of How to Train Your Dragon. It was in February of this year when we heard the news that this trilogy of dreamworks would have its own live action but, in the meantime, content about The little Mermaid and the growing expectation to see halle bailey bring it to life, the announcement of a new version of Toothless passed into oblivion.
At the time, all we knew was that it would be Dean Deboisdirector of the three original films along with chris sandersresponsible for giving a new life to the novels written by Cressida Cowell, but this time in flesh and blood. After creating animated series like The Riders of Mema either Dragons: Riders of Berk As a result of the success of the films, DreamWorks Animation has wanted to try its luck with the live action of one of its most lucrative productions.
as announced The Hollywood Reporterthose in charge of giving life to the dragon riders will be Mason Thames in the role of Hiccup and Nico Parker in Astrid’s, who will bring back to the screen the story of that young Viking who, by befriending an injured dragon whom he baptized with the name of Toothless, managed to put an end to centuries of rivalry between his people and the dragons.
At just 15 years old, Thames has appeared in three episodes of the Apple TV+ drama for all humanity before starring black phone next to ethan hawke. For his part, Parker, 18, made his debut in the adaptation of Dumbo of Tim Burtonhas appeared in the miniseries The third day next to Jude Law and, recently, it has appeared in the first chapter of The Last of Us playing the daughter of the character of Peter Pascal.
The ages of its protagonists are not random. The search for the protagonists was aimed at finding two actors who could grow together with their characters, as this is one of the key points that led to the success of the animated trilogy: between 2010 and 2019, we saw Hiccup and Astrid meet as teenagers , grow together with their dragons and start a family, something that, according to the American media, will seek to replicate in the live action version.
The Universal film, written by DeBlois and produced by the Oscar nominees Mark Platt and adam siegel (Marc Platt Productions), plans to begin recording in the summer of this year, with a release date set for March 2025.
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