Sky Cinema releases first trailer for Dragon Rider movie with Felicity Jones

Hannah Lovejoy
·2-min read
Photo credit: Sky
Photo credit: Sky

From Digital Spy

2020 changed the way we watch new movies as many studios decided to stream their latest films on subscription services like Disney+.

Now, Sky Originals will release its new animation movie Dragon Rider on February 12 via Sky Cinema.

The cast of Dragon Rider includes Felicity Jones, Patrick Stewart and Freddie Highmore.

Based on the best-selling children's novel by Cornelia Funke, it's about a young silver dragon named Firedrake (voiced by Thomas Brodie-Sangster) who goes on an adventure that brings him new friendships, self-confidence and courage.

Photo credit: Gary Gershoff - Getty Images
Photo credit: Gary Gershoff - Getty Images

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Dragon Rider tells the story of Firedrake the young dragon and his quest to prove to his elders that he is a real dragon. The older generation of dragons see him as a naive youth and when he spots an opportunity to prove them wrong, he does.

Firedrake's quest begins when he finds out that humans are planning to destroy the forest where the dragons live.

Firedrake leaves the forest in search of a mythical dragon safe place – his best friend Sorrel (Felicity Jones) goes with him.

During their travels, they make a friend in Ben (Freddie Highmore), an orphan who helps them with their mission. Despite their differences, this unlikely friendship must learn to work together.

Photo credit: Sky
Photo credit: Sky

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But the trio run into some trouble when they find out that the villain Nettlebrand (Patrick Stewart) is looking to destroy all of the dragons.

Tomer Eshed has made his directorial debut with Dragon Rider and Johnny Smith wrote the movie's screenplay.

Dragon Rider is set for release on February 12 and it will be available to stream on NOW TV via the Sky Cinema Pass.

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