Disney has Elliot, DreamWorks has Toothless, and now Warner Bros. is unleashing its own fire-breathing reptile with the Ice Dragon!
Deadline broke the news that Warner Animation Group is adapting George R.R. Martin’s fantasy novel The Ice Dragon to the big screen as an animated feature.
The story of the novel centres on Adara, a young girl who bonds a secret friendship with a rare Ice Dragon. When Adara’s city gets invaded by a dragon army, it’s up to her and the Ice Dragon to save their world.
Martin published The Ice Dragon back in 1980, long before his iconic A Song of Ice and Fire series, which you probably know is the source material for HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones.
Martin will be involved in the production as a producer, while Warner Animation Group chiefs Allison Abbate and Chris Leahy will oversee the project. As an added bonus for Game of Thrones fans, series producer Vince Gerardis will serve as executive producer on the movie. The release date, director, and animation provider are yet to be announced,
All of Warner Animation Group’s previous films have been primarily comedy-based, so it will be an interesting and refreshing change for them to dive into something darker and more serious for once. And even as someone who isn’t into Game of Thrones, I think adapting a story like this could have a lot of potential for an incredible animated movie. Could this end up as the next How to Train Your Dragon? I definitely hope so.
Warner Animation Group’s next feature Smallfoot releases September 28, while the highly-anticipated The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part will be out on February 8 next year. (Note that Teen Titans Go! to the Movies lacks the WAG banner.)
Are you excited to fly on The Ice Dragon?
Edited by: Kelly Conley