The Pete’s Dragon Movie Trailer Breathes New Fire Into an Old Tale


The new Pete's Dragon movie trailer Breathes New Fire Into an Old Tale.

The Pete’s Dragon movie trailer gives us a look at director David Lowery’s remake!

Walt Disney Pictures has just debuted a new Pete’s Dragon movie trailer, which you can check out in the player below! The film is a reimagining of the studios’ 1977 classic with director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) at the helm. In addition to the new Pete’s Dragon movie trailer, there are also several new stills, all of which you can check out in the gallery viewer at the bottom of this page.

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As you can see in the new Pete’s Dragon movie trailer, the film blends live action and CGI to tell the story of the special bond between an orphaned boy, Pete, and his best friend, Elliott, who just happens to be a dragon. It stars Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help) as Grace, a park ranger who discovers the existence of Elliott; 10-year-old Oakes Fegley (This is Where I Leave You) as Pete; Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games) as Jack, a local mill owner; New Zealand native Karl Urban (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Jack’s brother, Gavin; Oona Laurence as Natalie, the young girl who befriends Pete; and Oscar-winner Robert Redford (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, All the President’s Men) as Grace’s father.

The new Pete’s Dragon is produced by Jim Whitaker, with Barrie Osborne serving as executive producer. The screenplay is by Lowery and Toby Halbrooks. WETA Digital, the visual effects company founded by filmmaker Peter Jackson based in New Zealand, will utilize the latest in digital effects to bring the dragon, Elliott, to life.

Look for Pete’s Dragon to hit theaters domestically Friday, August 12.

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