Disney has released the teaser trailer for their upcoming live-action remake of Pete’s Dragon. The film is directed by Ain’t Them Bodies Saints director David Lowery, who also co-write the script, and stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Wes Bentley, Oona Laurence, Karl Urban and Oakes Fegley. This re-imagining stories the adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete (Fegley) and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon. Get your first look at Pete’s Dragon after the jump.
Robert Redford will be playing an old wood carver whose tales of a dragon living in the woods of the Pacific Northwest are thought to be nonsense, until his daughter (Bryce Dallas Howard) comes across Pete, who talks of a friend that sounds a lot like the dragon of her father’s tales. The dragon itself is only shown at the very end of the trailer, backside only. While I’m personally okay with them keeping the dragon in secret for now, some have been questioning it. The trailer still leaves many wondering how long Lowery will keep the dragon hidden. And although Pete looks very Mowgli like, the footage is still very intriguing.
Check out the teaser trailer below. Make sure to jump in the comments and let us know what you think of the footage, as well as how long you think they’ll keep the dragon hidden. David Lowery’s Pete’s Dragon flies into theaters August 12th, 2016.
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.