Ahead of its release this coming February half term, Sky has shared a trailer for Dragon Rider, the upcoming adaptation of Cornelia Funke’s bestselling children’s novel of the same. Directed by Tomer Eshed, the animated fantasy adventure features the voice talents of Thomas Brodie Sangster, Felicity Jones, Freddie Highmore, and Patrick Stewart; watch it here…
Dragon Rider, a Sky Original, tells the story of Firedrake (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), who wants to show the older generation he is a real dragon, not the naïve fledgling they see him as. When he discovers that humans are about to destroy the forest where the dragons reside, he sets off on a daring crusade with his best friend Sorrel (Felicity Jones) in search for a mythical safe haven hidden in the Himalayas where dragons can live in peace.
On their quest, they encounter Ben (Freddie Highmore), an orphan, who they mistake for a dragon rider destined to help them on their voyage. The unlikely trio must learn to work together, despite their differences, as dragon-eating villain Nettlebrand (Patrick Stewart) is hot on their tails to fulfil his own quest: to track and destroy every dragon.
Dragon Rider arrives on Sky Cinema on February 12th.