The original Pete’s Dragon featured an animated dragon accompanying the young lead actor of the movie’s title. This year’s Pete’s Dragon remake will feature an updated CGI dragon, as revealed in this week’s latest full-length trailer. The film also stars Robert Redford and Bryce Dallas Howard.
This Pete’s Dragon does not appear to be the stuff of the Disney blockbuster, but perhaps it will fit into the pocket of endearing, memorable films like Harry and the Hendersons or the Jason Scott Lee live-action version of The Jungle Book. Or, from what we learn from Howard’s character about the little boy raised in the woods without humans in the trailer, this could also go in the direction of Jodie Foster’s Nell. Then again, it’s a Disney flick, so probably not.
It is a bit strange that Disney is dipping back into its past so much coming off of a year of record sales from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Yet another remake of another children’s favorite, The Jungle Book, is due out from Disney this April.
Check out this trailer for Pete’s Dragon:
Pete’s Dragon is scheduled for release in theaters August 12, 2016.