It maybe one of Disney’s lesser known films, but in 2 months Pete’s Dragon will will fly back into our cinema screens. Today we get a new UK trailer which gives us a better look at our titular character Elliott and watch ‘the giant green guy’ fly!
Even though this is loosely based on 1977 film of the same name, in our era of everything gets remade, rebooted or prequel, this might be one film we could forgive. Charming touching film, it’s no ordinary film, it’s a Disney film!
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.
The trailer really gives you a sense of the film’s tone, the melancholy and Pete’s tender relationship with nature most of all his dragon friend Elliott. Whilst it has the feel of the current trend of Live action adaptations of some of Disney’s classic back library. You could say it’s a slight change probably largely thanks to it’s director David Lowery whose more at home in Indie/Arthouse film genres. The film will have it’s adventurous moments but a film with a more sensitive tone.Set in the jaw dropping lush surroundings that gives an extra spark to the cinematography working effectively with the films more child like fantasies.
Pete’s Dragon will be released in UK&Ireland on 12th August starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence and Robert Redford.