New PETE'S DRAGON Trailer: "There's Magic in The Woods"
Disney UK has released a new trailer for Pete's Dragon, director David Lowery's new take on the classic 1977 movie that tells the story of a boy and his dragon for a whole new generation. I had a chance to see some early footage from the film and learn a lot about it, and you can read that write-up here if you're interested in hearing about how the film differs from the original. But what it all boils down to is that this version looks solid and capable of standing on its own. We'll find out if that's truly the case when the movie hits theaters on August 12, 2016.
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, 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.