Dragons bring fire and fangs to Cannes film fest

May 16, 2014 5:13 PM

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CANNES: Dragons and Vikings invaded the Cannes film festival on Friday, with the eagerly awaited second instalment of "How to Train your Dragon" set to breathe fire on the French Riviera. Due to hit screens on July 2, hopes are high for the 3D "Dragon 2", written and directed by Canadian animator Dean DeBlois, given the $495 million in global box office receipts the first film of the trilogy has grossed.

Fans wearing Viking helmets with huge horns could be seen meandering across La Croisette, Cannes' palm-lined boulevard, ahead of the film's global premiere on Friday night at the festival and the walk up the red carpet for cast members, including Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera and Cate Blanchett.

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