First Poster for Disney's 'Pete's Dragon' Remake from David Lowery
What a Brazzle Dazzle Day! Disney has unveiled a teaser poster for director David Lowery's new remake of Pete's Dragon. The original Pete's Dragon film is a Disney classic from 1977 featuring a mix of live-action and animation, and this new movie will also be a hybrid. My first thought is that this reminds me of Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are, in a warm and fuzzy way, not a bad way. This reimagining takes us on an adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon. Sounds like fun. Starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence and Oscar winner Robert Redford. The first trailer debuts on ABC this Sunday, so check back.
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?
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
could be something
Xerxexx on Feb 19, 2016
Looks excellent already. Captures the spirit.
Sean Taylor on Feb 19, 2016
At lest name the bar in town Lampie's...
DJROBL on Feb 19, 2016
looks nice and gives me chill. I loved ain't them body saints of because of atmosphere of it. I think we have a winner here...
ari smulders on Feb 19, 2016
Got the Where The Wild Things Are vibe, I'll hopefully see this with my son, before he gets into horror and super violent action at age 10.
Carpola on Feb 19, 2016
Very similar to the WTWTA poster...
Mark Sheridan on Feb 21, 2016
This looks a lot better than I was expecting. I like the direction they are pushing the adapted story.
DAVIDPD on Feb 19, 2016
Since the trailers from last years D23 Expo event have started getting released including this one that's coming out on Sunday, where does that put the online release for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales teaser trailer? Or maybe I should say when.
Sean on Feb 19, 2016
Man I watch Pete's Dragon soooo much when I was little. This just brought back too many feels. Very curious to see more of this.
Danimal on Feb 19, 2016
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