DRAGON RIDER (U)

WHO’S IN IT?

Thomas Brodie-Sangster (The Maze Runner), Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Freddie Highmore (The Art of Getting By), Patrick Stewart (Logan), Nonso Anozie (Artemis Fowl), Meera Syal (Absolutely Anything), Sanjeev Bhaskar (Paddington 2)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Tomer Eshed (film debut), director; Johnny Smith (Gnomeo and Juliet), writer; Oliver Berben (This Crazy Heart) and Christoph Müller (Complete Idiot), producers; Stefan Maria Schneider (Coconut, the Little Dragon), composer; Olaf Aue (Mullewapp – Eine Schöne Schweinerei), cinematographer; Jens Prausnitz (film debut), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

A young dragon named Firedrake (Brodie-Sangster), eager to prove himself to his elders, sets off with his best friend Sorrel (Jones) on an adventure to find a mythical safe haven in the Himalayas. Along the way, they meet a human orphan named Ben (Highmore), who they mistake as a dragon rider who’s destined to help them on their voyage. Soon, the three of them must work together to evade the evil hunter Nettlebrand (Stewart), who wants to find and kill all dragons…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Featuring the voices of actors including Felicity Jones and Patrick Stewart, Dragon Rider should serve as a serviceable alternative to the How To Train Your Dragon series for the young ones this half-term.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 2021 (AVAILABLE ON SKY CINEMA AND NOW TV)

 

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