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February 24, 2016
 

‘Pete’s Dragon’ First Poster and Trailer

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Written by: Taylor Salan
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Pete’s Dragon is a film that feel ripe for a re-immagining. The original film came out in the 70’s and used a mix of live-action/animation elements to make the film. The advances in digital technology have allowed for us to have more realistic looking stories, that doesn’t meant that every remake should have a realistic tone. While I do enjoy that this teaser for what it’s worth, I can’t help but shake the feeling that this film will be realistic for the sake of being realistic, rather than that being conducive to the story. Only time will tell.

Regardless, Pete’s Dragon stars Oakes Fegley, Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard, Karl Urban, and Wes Bentley. Pete’s Dragon opens nationwide August 12, 2016.

Here’s the official Synopsis and full poster for Pete’s Dragon:

A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon. “Pete’s Dragon” stars Bryce Dallas Howard (“Jurassic World”), Oakes Fegley (“This is Where I Leave You”), Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”), Karl Urban (“Star Trek”), Oona Laurence (“Southpaw”) and Oscar® winner Robert Redford (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”). The film, which is directed by David Lowery (“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”), is written by Lowery & Toby Halbrooks based on a story by Seton I. Miller and S.S. Field and produced by Jim Whitaker, p.g.a. (“The Finest Hours,” “Friday Night Lights”), with Barrie M. Osborne (“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “The Great Gatsby”) serving as executive producer.

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. Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” opens in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016.

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About the Author

Taylor Salan
Taylor Salan

Taylor Salan is a independent filmmaker who currently resides in the San Fernando Valley. Since childhood, Taylor Salan had a fascination with movies. Although he was an avid fan of film as a child, it wasn’t until his years as a young adult that his passion for the art of filmmaking truly came to fruition. A current student of the film production program at California State University Northridge, Taylor studies Cinematography but ultimately has plans to direct full time if afforded the opportunity. In his spare time, Taylor produces audio podcasts and blogs about film for ageofthenerd.com. He is also a longtime musician, playing drums for over 8 years.





 
 

 

‘Pete’s Dragon’ First Poster and Trailer

Check out the trailer and poster for the live-action remake of the Disney classic!
by Taylor Salan
 

 



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