A first clip for Disney’s upcoming remake of Pete’s Dragon has arrived, featuring acting legend Robert Redford and Bryce Dallas Howard.
The scene below unfolds as Redford and Dallas’ characters discuss Pete (Oakes Fegley), a mysterious orphaned 10-year-old boy found living in the woods, with no family and home. Well, besides a giant magical green dragon named Elliott young Pete claims took care of him, that is. There’s no Elliott in sight in this first clip. Okay. That’s not completely true. Elliott does make an appearance of sorts. You'll see what I mean.
The movie, directed and co-written by David Lowery (The Yellow Birds), will also star West Bentley, Oona Laurence and Karl Urban and is a reimaging of the 1977 live-action film, which saw an animated Elliott (with green scales, a pink tuft of hair and pink wings) instead of the furry CGI creature (no pink in sight, though) we’ll see in the new film.
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.
Pete’s Dragon will soar into movie theaters on Aug. 12.