The world needs more “nice” movies, doesn’t it? All the dark and twisted every time you go to the theater gets old fast. So why not a reboot of a Disney classic adapted for live action? The original Pete’s Dragon featured an animated dragon and this year’s Pete’s Dragon remake will feature an updated CGI dragon, furry, green, and huggable, now fully revealed in this week’s latest trailer.
Disney obviously isn’t after another Star Wars win, but with a young boy lead and some familiar stars like Robert Redford, Karl Urban, and Bryce Dallas Howard, it’s aiming for the next Harry and the Hendersons, Jurassic Park, or the Jason Scott Lee live-action version of The Jungle Book. From the trailer, we see more and more that Pete’s Dragon is the third part of a forest-based version of the Mowgli-inspired stories all coming back to the big screen: The Jungle Book, The Legend of Tarzan being the others.
Check out this new trailer for Pete’s Dragon this time featuring the actual dragon, Elliot:
Pete’s Dragon is scheduled for release in theaters August 12, 2016.