Interview: Dean DeBlois, the Director of the How To Train Your Dragon Trilogy

On the February 22, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in Chief Peter Sciretta interviews Dean DeBlois, the director of the How To Train Your Dragon trilogy and the new film How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, which is in theaters this week.

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In Our Feature Presentation:

  • Director Dean DeBlois on the Evolution of the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Trilogy and His Plans to Go Live-Action Next [Interview]: In our interview, we talk about the evolution of the story from the beginning of the trilogy to the conclusion, comparisons to Star Wars, the trouble with sequels, an animation franchise where the characters physically grow and age, the original idea for the second movie that was abandoned, how he feels about making audiences cry, what it was like to work with Guillermo Del Toro and Drew Struzan, his hopes to make a live-action film next, a possible Dragons theme park ride, and the challenge of making a mythical based franchise in the age of Avatar.

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