After revealing the first official poster for the film just last week, Walt Disney Studio’s has unveiled the first teaser trailer for the latest in their growing trend of live-action remakes with Pete’s Dragon. Featuring an all-star cast including Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Karl Urban, and more as well, the film is set to be a new updated version of the studio’s classic onscreen tale.
Directed by Ain’t Them Bodies Saints filmmaker David Lowery and set in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, the film’s visuals were already something to look forward before the first images from it had even been released, especially considering Lowery’s previous, visually-breathtaking projects.
Check out the teaser trailer below:
Here’s the film’s official synopsis as well:
“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.”
Obviously the trailer doesn’t show all that much other than a few brief glimpses of the titular dragon, but from the looks of it here, Pete’s Dragon seems to be combining a refreshing mix of old fashioned, animated character designs, with the CGI technology so present in the blockbuster films nowadays. Honestly, the dragon looks like fun, which gives me hope for the film’s tone and take on the classic story as well.
Pete’s Dragon is set to hit theatres on August 12th.
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