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Disney is moving full steam ahead with a remake of its 1977 live-action/animation hybrid Pete’s Dragon, and today brings news that the studio is in talks with Jurassic World actress Bryce Dallas Howard in hopes that she’ll take on a major role in the pic.
Final casting has been taking place as the remake ramps up to shoot in New Zealand next January through April. Robert Redford, Oona Laurence,and Oakes Fegley are all already set for lead roles, and David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) is currently attached to direct, working from a script he co-wrote with Toby Halbrooks.
This won’t be the same Pete’s Dragon we all grew up with, however. The musical numbers have been cut out entirely, and the pic is set against the backdrop of loggers cutting down a forest. Pete (Fegley), orphaned after his parents died in a car crash, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard is about to log some time with a different kind of big, scaly beast. She’s just entered talks for Pete’s Dragon, David Lowery‘s remake of the 1977 Disney original. Robert Redford, Oona Laurence, and Oakes Fegley also star. Hit the jump for more details on the Bryce Dallas Howard Petes Dragon […]
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- Angie Han
The story is a reinvention of the 1977 film that revolves around Pete and his best friend Elliot, who happens to be dragon. The first pic was a musical, but sources say this will be a straight narrative. The movie will be live-action with CGI used to bring the dragon to life.
Jim Whitaker is producing.
- Justin Kroll
Which Jungle Book movie though?
Callie Cloves, the daughter of Steve Cloves, who sounds familiar because he adapted all theHarry Potter movies from the books, wrote a live-action screenplay based on Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book (the source text that produced the Disney film).
Cloves’ script is at Warner Bros where last month it lost it’s director (Babel‘s Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu left the project).
We thought maybe Ron Howard was going to step in and save the WB incarnation, but that hasn’t happened yet. Meanwhile, Disney and it’s Jon Favreau-directed, David Lowery-written (that was the team that worked on the first Iron Man) Jungle Book »
Avatar VFX maestro Robert Legato will oversee the motion capture in this action-packed adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling novel. The Oscar winner will be working with a creative team that includes production designers Alex McDowell (Man of Steel) and Chris Glass, and concept artists Michael Kutsche (Maleficent), Iain McCaig (Star Wars: Episode VII ) and Justin Sweet (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe). David Lowery (Iron Man ) is heading up the story team, which is working around the clock with seven full-time illustrators, with Legacy Effects in charge of rigging and creature design.
Disney is moving quickly to beat Warner Bros.' own live action version of the classic story to the big screen. Both »
Exclusive: Idris Elba is in final negotiations to perform the role and provide the voice of the killer tiger Shere Khan in Disney’s live-action take on The Jungle Book. Directed by Jon Favreau, the film is a mix of live action and VFX that is being overseen by Rob Legato, whose VFX credits include Avatar, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Hugo and Titanic, the latter two of which won him Oscars. The studio has bolstered its creative team by setting as its production designers Alex McDowell (Man Of Steel, Rise Of The Guardians) and Chris Glass heading a team of concept artists that includes Michael Kutsche (Alice, Oz, Maleficent), Iain McCaig (Star Wars), and Justin Sweet (Chronicles Of Narnia). The story team is headed by Iron Man‘s David Lowery, who’s working around the clock with seven full-time illustrators, with Legacy Effects participating in creature design and rigging. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
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