This new trailer for Pete's Dragon will make you believe magic is real

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Aug 2, 2016

Disney UK has released a brand-new trailer for Pete’s Dragon, the upcoming reimagining of the beloved 1977 live-action/animated film.

Directed and co-written by David Lowery (Ain't Them Bodies Saints), the movie -- which has replaced an animated Elliott for a CGI one -- stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley, Oakes Fegley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence and Robert Redford.

Slated to open on Aug. 12 in North America and the UK, the movie filmed in New Zealand is currently sitting at a pretty solid 81% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Sure, there are only sixteen reviews posted so far so the rating could either drop or rise in the next couple of days before the film opens in less than two weeks, but it looks to me like the House of Mouse could have another hit on their hands. 

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.

Have a look at the trailer below, and let us know if you plan on catching Pete's Dragon.

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