If your a big fan of Disney‘s back catalogue you might be enjoying their recent surge of bring those films into 21st Century, now we have a new addition. Pete’s Dragon is the latest film and today we take our first steps toward the film’s release with first UK teaser Trailer…
Technology can be a wondrous invention doing justice to that original but is the 1977 family classic deserve or need that remake?
In Pete’s Dragon 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.
David Lowery is responsible for bringing the new version into the 21st Century, a director who brought us the unexpected hit Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. A Malick inspired outlaw southern noir who some predicting would break into mainstream via comicbook films rather than a classic family. An intriguing choice of director for Disney and a great challenge for the director who seems to be more associated with independent/ arthouse cinema.
This trailer plays on its teasing when it comes to the dragon with only a glimpse of it’s back , how long will we have to wait for a few look at the star of the film? Will it be cartoonish like the original or something a little more ‘realistic’?What we get is a taster of the film’s tone and a chance to meet our main characters. 6 months to go until this one arrives in cinema so plenty of time to feed us with more meaty morsels.
Disney’s Pete’s Dragon flies into UK Cinemas on August 12, 2016. Film also stars Karl Urban.