HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
LIVE ACTION REMAKE REVEALS THE LEAD DUO OF ACTORS
Universal has announced who will be the lead stars of their live action adaptation of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON after the successful animated movie versions. As Deadline reports, Mason Thames will portray Hiccup in the 2025 film, while Nico Parker will be Astrid. The new movie, directed by Dean DeBlois, will draw audiences deep into DreamWorks Animation’s imaginative lore. Working from a single narrative tapestry, the adventures of Hiccup and Toothless have captivated fans across three films that have grossed over $1.6 billion.
VORTEX SF TV SERIES
ARRIVES TO NETFLIX FRIDAY
Arriving to Netflix this Friday, June 2nd, after already becoming a huge hit over in France last year, is new science fiction series VORTEX which
sees Tomer Sisley leading the cast of the six part mystery miniseries as Ludovic Béguin, a captain in the judicial police in Brest.
It’s 2025, and virtual reality (VR) technology has progressed to the point where it has become a valuable crime-solving tool for the police. Reminiscent of the holodeck in the Star Trek universe, this technology lets Ludovic analyze details large and small of the crime scene where a woman was found drowned on a beach — without having to be there. But the VR is not without glitches, and it is precisely because of a glitch that Ludovic is able to reconnect with Mélanie (Camille Claris), the mother of his daughter, Juliette (Anaïs Parello), and the love of his life
— a woman long dead.
This glitch has allowed a temporal rift to open, so Ludovic can communicate with Mélanie before her death 27 years ago. Interestingly, she died on the same beach in Brest as the deceased woman in Ludovic’s current investigation. As he delves further into both cases, he discovers that the deaths of both women are connected: they were both murdered.
Ludovic desperately wants to save Mélanie from the killer, but changing the past has consequences in the present, thanks to the butterfly effect. For Ludovic, preventing Mélanie’s death could cost him his own life in the here and now, the one it took him so long to rebuild and that has given him his new wife, Parvana (Zineb Triki), and their son, Sam. Netflix has not issued an English language trailer, sadly, but you can check out the French one below and tell us what you think.
|The series starts this Friday on Netflix
|Vortex will stream in six episodes