Walt Disney Studios has just released its first official trailer of its 1977 classic remake of the live-action and animated musical, ‘Pete’s Dragon’.
It tells the story of a mysterious 10-year old orphan named Pete (Oakes Fegley) and his only friend – a giant, green dragon named Elliot. Trouble begins when Elliot started to cause some disturbance in the local neighborhood and it only Pete can see him. Old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) seems to have some knowledge about the mysterious green dragon that resides deep in the woods, though her daughter Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard) is skeptical about it. 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.
Last week, Disney also released an interesting ‘motion poster’ that let’s viewer ‘look’ for Elliot behind the tall lush woods of a forest. Check out the video below.
Pete’s Dragon is directed by David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) and produced by Jim Whitaker (The Finest Hours), with Barrie Osborne serving as executive producer. The screenplay is by Lowery and Toby Halbrooks based on the story by Seton I. Miller and S.S. Field. Visual effects were provided by WETA Digital, a New Zealand-based, visual f/x company founded by filmmaker Peter Jackson using the latest in digital effects to bring the mysterious green dragon, Elliott, to life.
Pete’s Dragon will hit the big screens in the US on August 12, 2016. Check out its official trailer below.