New trailer offers scenery a-plenty, along with close looks at the human cast, but offers precious little in terms of dragon sightings.
Here is a first look at Pete’s Dragon, a reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film following the adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon. The teaser was unveiled Saturday night during the broadcast of Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60.
Directed by David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), and written by Lowery & Toby Halbrooks based on a story by Seton I. Miller and S.S. Field Pete’s Dragon is produced by Jim Whitaker and 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) and Oscar winner Robert Redford (Captain America: The Winter Soldier). Barrie M. Osborne (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Great Gatsby) is serving as executive producer.
The new trailer offers scenery a-plenty, along with close looks at the human cast, but offers precious little in terms of dragon sightings. Wait for it, wait for it, it’s at the end:
See below for new images and motion posters from the film.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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 flies into U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016.