During Sunday night's Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 special, a new teaser trailer for Pete's Dragon was released, and it gives us a first glimpse at Elliott the dragon in live-action/CGI remake of the 1977 Disney classic.
The film stars Oakes Fegley as the young boy, Pete, an orphan who lives with a dragon in the woods on the Pacific Northwest. The trailer also shows Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard as Grace Meacham, and her father Mr. Meacham played by Robert Redford.
Pete's Dragon is the latest Disney classic to get a live-action remake, and honestly with this, The Jungle Book, and The Legend of Tarzan being released this year, I'm just wishing that studios would find fresher ideas instead of rebooting these similar classics.
Pete's Dragon will be released on Aug. 12, 2016. Watch the trailer below:
A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon. “Pete’s Dragon” stars Bryce Dallas Howard (“Jurassic World”), Oakes Fegley (“This is Where I Leave You”), Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”), Karl Urban (“Star Trek”), Oona Laurence (“Southpaw”) and Oscar® winner Robert Redford (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”). The film, which is directed by David Lowery (“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”), 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. (“The Finest Hours,” “Friday Night Lights”), with Barrie M. Osborne (“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “The Great Gatsby”) 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 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 Elliott. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott 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. Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” opens in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016.