Monday, February 22, 2016
"He says he wasn't alone..."
Another day, another remake. Disney has unleashed their first teaser for their remake of Pete's Dragon. I LOVED the original! I grew up on it. It was charming, light and fantastically fun. I was a little annoyed when I first got wind of this remake. Logically speaking, I don't quite understand the point of it, but it's Hollywood, baby. 'Nough said. The film is about an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, a giant lovable green dragon. While the original played for laughs, the remake seems altogether more "realistic" and a little too serious. The cast includes Oakes Fegley as Pete, and Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Karl Urban, Wes Bentley, Oona Laurence and Isiah Whitlock Jr. This teaser actually seems like a young Tarzan or The Jungle Book, but it's still intriguing. I love how they're keeping the dragon hidden and mysterious for now, which is fine for a teaser. In fact, I'm hoping we don't get much more than this till the actual movie. Keep it a mystery, Disney! Anyway, take a look...
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 - LOVE her), 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. This film is directed by David Lowery, and Disney will release Pete's Dragon on August 12, 2016 (ahem, BEST month ever!).