By Matt O.
Following yesterday's release of a brand new poster, which we also have down below. Disney has released an amazing new trailer for their upcoming Pete's Dragon remake. Now earlier today I talked about how I don't see any point in Paramount Pictures doing a remake of the beloved classic Ben-Hur. On the flip side I'm very, very excited to see Disney’s live-action reboot/remake of Pete's Dragon. The trailer reveals an almost expertly crafted children's film that will also appeal to adults, much like the Spielberg classics from the 70s, 80s and 90s. I can almost gurantee that Disney has another monster hit on there hands with this one. Also throw in the fact this film is dropping into theaters in the late Summer time, I'm really excited for this one.
Enjoy the awesome trailer and then sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts.
Here's the official synopsis:
"A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon. “Pete’s Dragon” stars Bryce Dallas Howard (“Jurassic World”), Oakes Fegley (“This is Where I Leave You”), Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”), Karl Urban (“Star Trek”), Oona Laurence (“Southpaw”), Isiah Whitlock, Jr. (“Cedar Rapids”) and Oscar® winner Robert Redford (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”). The film, which is directed by David Lowery (“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”), is written by Lowery & Toby Halbrooks based on a screenplay by Malcolm Marmorstein and produced by Jim Whitaker (“The Finest Hours,” “Friday Night Lights”), with Barrie M. Osborne (“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “The Great Gatsby”) serving as executive producer.
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 Elliot. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliot 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 is set to hit theaters on August 12th.