It can be exhausting being a film fan living in a world of constant remakes, but this looks simply enchanting.
Pete’s Dragon is Disney’s latest attempt to blend old school magic with modern technology, and by the looks of the film’s final trailer, it will be a must-watch for families of all ages.
Here’s the 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.
Pete’s Dragon will be released in cinemas on August 12 in the US and UK, and on September 15 in New Zealand and Australia, and stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Karl Urban and Robert Redford.