Dreamworks’ newest addition to their line of successful animation pictures is an adaptation of the children’s book series How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. The story centers on the timid son of a Viking chief who must capture and train a dragon in order to be initiated into his tribe.
Joining the cast are Jay Baruchel (Knocked Up, Million Dollar Baby), Gerard Butler (300), America Ferrera (ABC’s Ugly Betty, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants), Jonah Hill (Knocked Up, Superbad) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad). Baruchel will voice the boy, named Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third, who is saddled with an undersized and uncooperative dragon. Butler is the father and chief of the tribe, Stoick the Vast, while Ferrera voices Astrid, who partners with Hiccup for the initiation. Hill will play Snotlout, a bully who thinks he should be the next chief, and Mintz-Plasse portrays Fishlegs, a Viking big in size but small in brains.
This will be Dreamworks’ second film that will be made in Ultimate 3D. It is scheduled for release on March 26, 2010.
Sounds kind of interesting. We’ll see.