Disney has decided to remake their classic 1977 live-action/animated film Pete's Dragon. I can't really say that I'm a big fan of the original because I've probably only really seen once, maybe twice. What makes this production interesting is the person they hired to write it, David Lowery. Lowery is the writer and director of one of this years Sundance hits Ain't Them Bodies Saints which starred Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, and Ben Foster. This was a dark and gritty drama about an outlaw who escapes from prison to reunite with his wife and the daughter who he's never met. So Lowery didn't seem like the kind of filmmaker I would ever seen take on something like Pete's Dragon. But that's what he's doing, and he'll be tackling it with his writing partner Toby Halbrooks.
The original film starred Mickey Rooney, Red Buttons, Shelley Winters, Helen Reddy, Jim Dale, and Sean Marshall who played an orphan boy who comes to a town with his magical dragon, with his abusive adoptive parents chasing after him.
As of right now Lowery is just writing the script, but there's always the possibility that he could end up directing it as well. I guess it was only a matter of time before this movie got remade, I think Disney will eventually end up remaking everything in their movie library. Are there any die hard Pete's Dragon fans out there that are pissed off about this remake?