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