News

Disney Plans a Pete's Dragon Reboot

Source:   Deadline
March 19, 2013


Walt Disney Pictures has plans to remake their 1977 live action/animation hybrid Pete's Dragon. Deadline reports that the studio has brought aboard Ain't Them Bodies Saints writer/director David Lowery and his writing partner, Toby Halbrooks, to provide the screenplay.

The original film followed Pete, a young orphan boy with an imaginary friend, Elliot, who just happens to be an enormous animated dragon.

Ain't Them Bodies Saints, set for release on August 16 through IFC Films, marks Lowery's first feature as a director although, at this time, he's boarding Pete's Dragon strictly as a writer.

Although the 1977 film was a musical, it is noted that the new version is not being planned as one.


| 0 comments | Add a comment

From Around the Web

comments powered by Disqus
Latest Headlines:

Comic-Con: Legendary Pictures Reveals the Warcraft Logo
Comic-Con: Photos of the Batsuit from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!
Comic-Con: Two Avengers: Age of Ultron Concept Art Posters!
Comic-Con: Marvel Studios Releases Ant-Man Concept Art!
Marvel Studios Adds Yet Another Movie to 2018!
Comic-Con: New Photos from the 2014 San Diego Event!
Comic-Con: It's a Lovely Day in the First Poster for Mad Max: Fury Road
Arrow's Roy Harper Upgrades to Arsenal for Season Three!
Sinister 2 is Coming in August of 2015
Bond 24 to Film Key Sequence in Rome
Comic-Con: 16 Character Posters for The Expendables 3
Comic-Con: Universal Bringing Night Mary, Five Ghosts and Original Warren Ellis Project to TV
Comic-Con: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Convention Poster
Pierce Brosnan is Not Out of the Game in the New Trailer for The November Man
The Fan IMAX Poster for Guardians of the Galaxy
Comic-Con: The Poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
The Trailer and Poster for Nightcrawler, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal
Comic-Con: Release Dates Set for Sinister Six, The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and Uncharted!

Follow ComingSoon.net on Twitter
MOST ACTIVE
From our partners