We won’t see the sequel to How to Train Your Dragon for another three years — the as-yet untitled film is set to release on June 20, 2014. But work on the movie is underway, and writer/director Dean DeBlois has issued a small update on the production. He confirms that work is underway on the storyboards, and seems to confirm Jay Baruchel‘s suggestion that the series is planned as a trilogy. Read More »
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After its incredible success, we all knew a sequel to How To Train Your Dragon was inevitable, especially since the film was based on the first of a series of books by Cressida Cowell. DreamWorks quickly made number two official and last week locked in a very early release date for the film, June 20, 2014. The sequel, written and directed by Dean DeBlois, will see the return of several of the original voices actors such as Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jonah Hill, TJ Miller, Kristen Wiig and Gerard Butler. Also returning, of course, is Jay Baruchel, who plays the lead role of Hiccup, and at a recent reunion for his television show, Undeclared, Baruchel gave us the latest on the highly anticipated animated sequel which he said was “the second act of a three act thing.” Watch him talk about it and read his quotes after the jump. Read More »
Dean DeBlois is pulling together the cast for his sequel to How to Train Your Dragon. Most of the original cast has already been locked, including: Jay Baruchel as Hiccup; Craig Ferguson as Belch; America Ferrera as Astrid; Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Fishlegs; Jonah Hill as Snotlout; TJ Miller as Ruffnut and Kristen Wiig as Tuffnut. Now Gerard Butler has been confirmed to return as well, and cinematographer Roger Deakins will once more be on board to supervise the lighting work. (Many people don’t realize he had anything to do with the first film, it seems. Great that he’s back.)
The director gave the info to Empire and you can see a video of him talking about the film after the break. Read More »
Producer Tim Johnson has described the announced sequel for How to Train Your Dragon as “a much bigger movie,” and Dreamworks Animation head Jeffrey Katzenberg stated that the How To Train Your Dragon series will have “at least three” chapters “maybe more.” Co-director Dean DeBlois explains how the sequel, and future of the series, will expand the story to other worlds.
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Last year, How to Train Your Dragon seemed like a move in the right direction for DreamWorks Animation: a character-oriented film that had great action and, contrary to some of the studio’s work, didn’t seem to be pandering to the audience. We know that there will be at least one sequel, with several films tentatively planned overall, and that a spin-off TV show is also in the works. But until now we didn’t know much at all about the plans for that material.
We still don’t know a lot, but producer Tim Johnson has gone on the record about the first sequel and the vague plans for the show. And fortunately, they’re right in line with the original film. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 11th, 2010 by David Chen
When we first learned a few months ago that How To Train Your Dragon would be getting a sequel (out in 2013), there were a lot of details still up in the air. Would the original cast return? What of the talented filmmakers of the original, Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois? Would they be coming back too? Would the film even be in 3D?
Today, Dreamworks revealed details about what would become of the next film in its How to Train Your Dragon franchise. Hit the jump to find out more.
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The inevitable news of a How to Train Your Dragon sequel broke yesterday, courtesy of a Dreamworks conference call and press release. We learned that the film would be made for cinemas, released in 2013 and… actually, that was it. But what more information about this proposed follow-up is actually out there?
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I can understand Pixar trading on the legacy of the Toy Story films, Monsters Inc. and so on – even Cars, which I know many critics aren’t so kind on – but Dreamworks Animation trying to draw hype out of their back catalogue? Admittedly they’ve put the weight on the more successful Shrek and Madagascar franchises, as well as the actually-rather-good Kung Fu Panda, and not such cine-excrement as Shark Tale or Bee Movie, but isn’t the consensus that the Dreamworks branding on a toon is best taken as a warning, not an encouragement?
Ah well. They’re proud anyway, and so they’ve stitched together a few legacy clips and a self-aggrandising voice over of spurious exaltation for the top of the new How to Train Your Dragon trailer, which you can see after the break. It seems to be a leak, and not an official release so catch it while you can.
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