Live-action adaptations of animated media are all the rage these days, and it seems that How to Train Your Dragon has joined that list. Yes, someday, we will see this 2010 Dreamworks animated film in live-action with CGI dragons. This will naturally include live-action versions of all those animated Vikings we saw in the film. Apparently, we now know the identity of one of those Vikings. Has anyone ever heard of Nick Frost?

How to Train Your Dragon Live-Action Adaptation: Nick Frost Details

The Hollywood Reporter has just reported that Nick Frost has joined the cast of Universal Pictures’ live-action adaptation of How to Train Your Dragon. Apparently, Frost will be playing the live-action version of Gobber the Belch. This guy is the blacksmith for the whole Viking village of Berk, and is one of the few friends Hiccup had at the beginning of the film. Not to mention, he also runs the dragon-hunting training course, so he’s also the closest thing to a mentor Hiccup has. This will definitely result in Frost having a pivotal role in this live-action adaptation.

So who is Nick Frost, you might ask? Well, most fans will recognize him from the Blood and Ice Cream trilogy. You know, that weird comedy trilogy of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End? Yeah, it seems that Frost is rather fond of comedies in general. It makes him perfect for this upcoming role as Gobber. Honestly, it’s looking as though Gobber is in good hands here on the comedy side.
Where body fluids meets deliciously cold sweetness is where Nick Frost is. Okay, that came out wrong.

Nick Frost isn’t the only actor in this live-action adaptation of How to Train Your Dragon though. Mason Thames (The Black Phone) and Nico Parker (The Last of Us) will star as Hiccup and Astrid respectively. Meanwhile, Gerard Butler will reprise his role as Stoick the Vast even in this live-action version.

And that’s it for now. Tune back in to THS to find out more about this has joined the cast of Universal Pictures’ live-action adaptation of How to Train Your Dragon when we do.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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