Disney released today the trailer for the summer remake of the classic film, Pete’s Dragon. The film is set for release on August 12.
A reimagining of Disneyâ€™s cherished family film, â€œPeteâ€™s Dragonâ€ is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon. â€œPeteâ€™s Dragonâ€ stars Bryce Dallas Howard (â€œJurassic Worldâ€), Oakes Fegley (â€œThis is Where I Leave Youâ€), Wes Bentley (â€œThe Hunger Gamesâ€), Karl Urban (â€œStar Trekâ€), Oona Laurence (â€œSouthpawâ€) and OscarÂ® winner Robert Redford (â€œCaptain America: The Winter Soldierâ€). The film, which is directed by David Lowery (â€œAinâ€™t Them Bodies Saintsâ€), is written by Lowery & Toby Halbrooks based on a story by Seton I. Miller and S.S. Field and produced by Jim Whitaker, p.g.a. (â€œThe Finest Hours,â€ â€œFriday Night Lightsâ€), with Barrie M. Osborne (â€œThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,â€ â€œThe Great Gatsbyâ€) serving as executive producer.
For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall talesâ€¦until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Peteâ€™s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meachamâ€™s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon. Disneyâ€™s â€œPeteâ€™s Dragonâ€ opens in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016.