'How to Train Your Dragon' Live-Action Movie Gets 2025 Release Date
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The live-action version of the 'How to Train Your Dragon' franchise is eyeing a March 2025 release as the director has written a script for the upcoming movie.

AceShowbiz - A live-action "How to Train Your Dragon" movie is scheduled to hit cinemas on March 14, 2025. Variety reports writer and director Dean DeBlois has penned a new script for the flick.

Released in 2010, the original "How to Train Your Dragon" was a considerable success. The animated flick follows Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), a misfit teenager who studies at a dragon-fighting school and tries to prove that he is a true Viking.

And news of a live-action adaptation based on the books by Cressida Cowell comes after DeBlois insisted the animated series would end at three movies. In 2017, he confirmed that "The Hidden World" would be the last to feature in the franchise as he and his team of writers believed they'd managed to draw the blockbuster to a close for good.

He said, "We thought about it for a long time and came up with what we think is a bittersweet way to say goodbye to these characters, but the right way. You will understand why Hiccup says, as you heard in the trailer, 'There were dragons when I was a boy.' And by the end of this film, you'll have answered the question [of] what could have happened to them."

Fans were left waiting for "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" to drop since 2016 when bosses announced a 2017 release date before pushing it back to 2018 and then delaying it until 2019.

In 2015, DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg said the biggest issue with scheduling times was due to the restructuring of DreamWorks - the movie production company - and conceded that the three-films-a-year plan was very ambitious.

The third instalment saw F. Murray Abraham play villain Grimmel alongside returning cast members Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, America Ferrera, and Kit Harington.

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