Pete is no ordinary boy. He has no family and claims to live in the woods with… a fluffy green dragon? Named Elliot?
Disney are on a roll right now and their output is prolific. Scheduled to hit cinemas towards the end of summer Pete’s Dragon follows in the footsteps of The Jungle Book as the latest in a line of live action tellings of much loved stories.
The film stars Bryce Dallas Howard as the titular character who acts alongside hollywood nobility Robert Redford. Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban and Oona Laurence also feature.
Pete’s Dragon is set to fill theatres this August.
Synopsis | 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.
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