New ‘Pete’s Dragon’ Trailer Takes to the Skies

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Disney has dropped a big new trailer for Pete’s Dragon, the studio’s upcoming remake starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence and Robert Redford.

This sweet-looking picture tells the story of Pete (Oakes Fegley), a 10-year-old orphaned boy who has survived years in the forest living alongside his best friend Elliot, who happens to be a dragon.

While that first trailer confidently teased the titular creature, this well-structured new marketing piece gives us a much bigger look at Elliot and the unfolding plot. The film looks decidedly Disney-esque, which hopefully means we’re in for the studio’s balance of excitement and heart. We can’t wait.

David Lowery directs from a screenplay he penned with screenwriter Toby Halbrooks, marking a re-team after the two worked together on the 2013 crime-drama Ain’t Them Bodies Saints.

Pete’s Dragon will be hitting U.S. cinemas on August 12 and will arrive in Australia on September 15.

Synopsis for Pete’s Dragon:

A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon. “Pete’s Dragon” stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence and Oscar® winner Robert Redford. The film, which is directed by David Lower, is written by Lowery & Toby Halbrooks based on a story by Seton I. Miller and S.S. Field and produced by Jim Whitaker, p.g.a., with Barrie M. Osborne 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 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. Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” opens in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016.


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