Pete’s Dragon, starring Bryce Dallas Howard & Robert Redford
opens in U.S. theaters on August 12th!
I cannot tell you how excited I am to see the official trailer for Pete’s Dragon! We’ve been waiting for months to catch a glimpse at what Elliot will look like and get a feel for this new version of our childhood favorite film — AND the time has arrived!! With less than two months until the release, meet Pete’s Dragon:
What do you think of the new Elliot? I found the YouTube comments on the official trailer interesting. It appears that the majority misses the scales and the purple tuff of hair on the top of his head. I have to agree, but I do see some similarities in his eyes and facial expressions.
Reminder: As I’ve said before, Disney doesn’t “remake” their films. Those of us who grew up wishing our best friend was a scaly green dragon with purple wings, can look forward to meeting a new green furry friend in August.
A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, 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”), Isiah Whitlock, Jr. (“Cedar Rapids”) 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 screenplay by Malcolm Marmorstein and produced by Jim Whitaker (“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 Elliot. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliot 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.
Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley,
Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence & Robert Redford
Director: David Lowery
Screenplay by: David Lowery & Toby Halbrooks
Based on a story by: Seton I. Miller and S.S. Field
Producer: Jim Whitaker
Executive Producer: Barrie M. Osborne