We finally have a look into what the sequel will be like for DreamWorks’ animated hit How To Train Your Dragon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dean DeBloisl, who co-directed the first film, revealed he is currently working on the second draft of the screenplay, which he expects will be at least the second film in a trilogy.
“I turned in the script before the holidays, and got some notes back and I’m working on a second draft. It’s going to be quite epic. We are treating How To Train Your Dragon as the first act in a much larger story. As we head into this one, the world expands. Everything is much bigger with still the heartfelt qualities that made the first one resonate so much with audiences. There are no longer restrictions to this tiny island in the North Sea. They have the entire Northern hemisphere within their grasp.”
“The only way of tracing the story is to draw on elements that were in the first movie and set up elements for a third movie, so it doesn’t feel like a random adventure with the same five or six characters. This truly is a second chapter in a larger story.”
How To Train Dragon co-director Chris Sanders is expected to act as executive producer. A majority of the cast is also set to return for the sequel. DreamWorks is working towards releasing the untitled sequel in 2013. Until then, keeps your fingers crossed for the Academy Awards, where How To Train Your Dragon is nominated for Best Animated Feature.