Disney Releases First Poster and Motion Poster For PETE'S DRAGON
I completely forgot that Disney was making a new Pete's Dragon movie, but then this promo material popped up and I got kind of excited again. Disney has released a poster for the film, along with the motion poster that features the dragon appearing behind a tree. I haven't watched the original 1977 film since I was a kid, but I remember enjoying it. This project has a very talented team of individuals behind it, and I'm curious to see how it turns out.
The movie is being directed by David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) and it has a great cast of actors that includes 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), and Robert Redford (Captain America: The Winter Soldier).
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.
The movie is based on the story by Seton I. Miller and S.S. Field and the script was written by Lowery and Toby Halbrooks. Disney’s Pete’s Dragon opens in theaters on August 12th, 2016.