First Teaser Trailer for David Lowery's New 'Pete's Dragon' Remake

February 21, 2016
Source: YouTube

Pete's Dragon Trailer

"You don't survive in a forest for six years, alone." Disney has unveiled the first official trailer for their remake of Pete's Dragon, from Ain't Them Bodies Saints director David Lowery. The film is about an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, a giant lovable dragon. Starring Oakes Fegley as the new Pete, with a cast including Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Karl Urban, Wes Bentley, Oona Laurence and Isiah Whitlock Jr. This teaser actually seems a bit more like The Jungle Book in America, but it's still appealing. They're also still keeping the dragon hidden and mysterious for now, which is fine for the teaser, but I'm hoping we get a better look at him and a chance to meet him in the next trailer.

Here's the first official trailer for David Lowery's Pete's Dragon, direct from Disney's YouTube:

Pete's Dragon Poster

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. Directed by David Lowery (Ain't Them Bodies Saints), Disney's Pete's Dragon opens in theaters on August 12th, 2016. Impressions?

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  • Very impressive teaser.... beautiful
  • Sean Taylor
    Was fortunate enough to catch "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" at Sundance and was very impressed with the new talent that is David Lowery... Why do you feel like you need to see more of the dragon in a trailer? The intrigue is what drew me in.
  • ragethorn
    I got goosebumps. I grew up on Pete's Dragon when I was a kid.
  • Very excited for this! Couldn't help but notice the Arlo & Spot similarities. I've also noticed that 'kids running & jumping from cliffs' is a thing this year in trailers.
    Will this destroy my soul like THE LITTLE PRINCE? Survey says, Maybe.
  • bos
    So its not a musical? Thats a bit of a bummer, but I suppose musicals arent as wide reaching as they used to be. Candle on the Water made the original.
  • As long as apples are torched in mid air, my 5 year old self will be happy.
  • Huck PS
    Anyone else got an E.T. vibe when seeing this trailer? Totally made my "nostalgic" bone tingle.




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