Disney’s released three new clips from the upcoming family-friendly film Pete’s Dragon directed by David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints). The studio labels this new Pete’s Dragon a “reimagining” of the classic 1977 film that starred Helen Reddy, Mickey Rooney, Shelley Winters, Jim Dale, and Sean Marshall. The cast of the new Pete’s Dragon includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence, Wes Bentley, Oakes Fegley, and a CG dragon. Disney’s set an August 12, 2016 theatrical release date for the PG fantasy adventure.
The Plot: 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 tales…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 Elliot. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliot seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’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.