After three films, multiple Academy Award nominations, and more than a billion dollars at the global box office

the How to Train You Dragon animated trilogy comes to its logical conclusion: a live-action remake.

Universal Pictures will release a live-action adaptation of Dreamworks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon on Mar. 14, 2025

The film will be written and directed by Dean DeBlois, who has helmed all three films in the animated trilogy

Based on the books by Cressida Cowell, the How to Train Your Dragon series follows the adventures of awkward Viking teenager Hiccup

who befriends a dragon, which are traditionally feared and hunted by his people

He names the dragon Toothless and together they come of age, while fighting humanity's anti-dragon prejudice.

DeBlois co-wrote the first film with Will Davies and Chris Sanders, sharing directing duties with Sanders