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First Pete’s Dragon Clip Showcases The Human Side Of David Lowery’s Magical Reboot

11 July 2016 11:03 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Elliot and Pete may be the beating heart of David Lowery’s magical reboot, but in today’s first clip for Pete’s Dragon, the House of Mouse shifts gears to shine the spotlight on Mr. Meacham and Grace’s relationship.

Played by Robert Redford and Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard, respectively, the father-daughter dynamic underpinning Disney’s live-action reimagining appears to harbor some old wounds, with Howard’s character subtly referring to her own childhood spent under the monstrous shadow of a mystical dragon — and her father’s obsession with said reptile.

How much screentime Pete’s Dragon will devote to Redford and Howard is up for question but at least based on this clip, we’re intrigued to see how their relationship pans out throughout the course of Disney’s adventure. Taking point as the wide-eyed Pete is newcomer Oakes Fegley, flanked by a cast that includes Howard, »

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Pete’s Dragon TV Spot Tees Up A Dance With Dragons

4 July 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Meet Elliot. He’s not your traditional friend. Rather than dreaming up trivial games and generally revelling in childhood innocence, Elliot spends much of his existence cowering in a lush forest far, far away from any human settlement. That’s largely because Elliot is a dragon – Pete’s Dragon, to be specific – and you can see him take flight in today’s latest TV spot for David Lowery’s feature film.

Lowery, best known for his work on Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, has pitched the movie as a fully-fledged remake of the 1977 flick, this time lending a sense of realism to the titular beast by blending CGI and live-action sequences. After rendering much of Middle-earth and, crucially, Smaug, it’s understood Weta Digital is the company bringing Pete’s Dragon to life.

Relative newcomer Oakes Fegley will anchor the action as Pete, a wide-eyed boy who befriends Elliot and, »

- Michael Briers

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New Pete’s Dragon TV spot takes us deep in the forest

3 July 2016 7:07 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the latest extended TV spot for Disney’s Pete’s Dragon, released by Moviefone, the titular Pete sings a song about his friend, a dragon named Elliott. Much like previous promotional material for the upcoming live-action adaptation, the footage focuses on the relationship between the two characters, who had both lived deep in the forest together for quite some time. Check out the beautiful TV spot, entitled “North,” below…

Going off of the one-minute teaser alone, the film sure does look like it will tug at the heartstrings of audiences everywhere, something Disney certainly hasn’t failed to accomplish in the past. Such recent offerings from the studio as Zootopia, The Jungle Book and The Bfg have all had their fair share of touching and tear-inducing moments, for example.

For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon »

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Bryce Dallas Howard Stars In New Trailer For Disney’s Pete’S Dragon

14 June 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Watch the brand new trailer for Disney’s Pete’S Dragon, featuring spectacular never-before-seen footage of Pete’s dragon, Elliot.

See the film when it flies onto the big screen in 3D August 12.

A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, Pete’S Dragon is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.

The movie 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”), Isiah Whitlock, Jr. (“Cedar Rapids”) 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 screenplay by Malcolm Marmorstein and produced by Jim Whitaker (“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 Elliot. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliot 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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Full Pete’s Dragon trailer and new poster lands

14 June 2016 9:57 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Petes Dragon trailer: Disney release the new promo for their big summer live-action movie.

The Petes Dragon trailer lands ahead of the film’s August release.

Petes Dragon trailer

Disney have posted a brand new, full poster for their upcoming release, Pete’s Dragon. The film enters cinemas later this summer, and is looking more and more intriguing.

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 HoursFriday Night Lights), with Barrie M. Osborne (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Great Gatsby) serving as executive producer.

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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 UK cinemas on 12th August 2016.

Watch the brand new Petes Dragon trailer below.

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Meet ‘Pete’s Dragon’ in New Trailer For David Lowery’s Disney Remake

14 June 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

While some may already feel burned-out by the summer movie season, there are more promising films to come. One of our most-anticipated features will arrive in mid-August. It’s David Lowery‘s follow-up to his sublime drama Ain’t Them Bodies Saints: a reboot of Disney’s 1977 Pete’s Dragon. If you’ve never seen the original, it follows a orphan kid who brings his magical dragon to a new town. With a cast featuring Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Karl Urban, and Wes Bentley, a new trailer has now arrived.

“We explored pink, just to see what would happen,” Lowery tells EW, commenting on his title character’s design. “From the get-go, the aesthetic was always to make everything feel as handmade as possible, including effects. To really have it feel like a blur between a very grounded realistic world and a world in which a big green dragon that can turn invisible can exist.” Check out the new trailer and poster below.

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.

Pete’s Dragon opens on August 12th.

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Peter In Wonderland?

12 May 2016 5:49 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

In Disney’s attempt to cash in on both newly acquired properties (Marvel, Lucasfilm) and its classic catalog (Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland series, Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book), it’s now looking to create a mash-up of two of its beloved animated films from the 1950s, both of which are based on classic literature: Lewis Carroll’s Alice’S Adventures In Wonderland and J.M. Barrie’s play and novel Peter Pan; Or, The Boy Who Wouldn’T Grow Up.

The twist? In the newly announced live-action film — titled Come Away — to be directed by Brenda Chapman (codirector of the Mouse House’s successful Brave), Alice and Peter are siblings. Taking place before either of their adventures, the script by Marissa Kate Goodhill has the children mourning the death of an older brother and dealing with their parents’ anguish, prompting them to find solace in fantasy worlds. (Sounds dark! »

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Our First Proper Look At Pete’s Dragon’s Dragon

16 April 2016 4:02 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

All promo material for Disney's Pete’s Dragon has kept the titular mythical creature out of the lime light so far, offering teasing glimpses in the first trailer or the poster placing him just out of sight behind a tree. Now, thanks to Entertainment Weekly’s big Summer preview, we now have our first real look at Elliott in all his gigantic, furry green glory. If the the first trailer wasn’t enough indication for you, bringing a slightly darker edge to the classic tale, David Lowrey’s (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) remake is a lot different from the 1977 original. Elliott this time round is more full on dragon (with a bit of dog maybe mixed in there too) than the original’s clumsy, anthropomorphised oaf, though the magic and wonder of the original is there in his wonderfully expressive face. This movie just keeps becoming more and more »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Pete’s Dragon Stands Tall In Latest Still As Director Talks Reimagining A Classic

15 April 2016 2:02 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Making it three for three with Entertainment Weekly scoops – following hot on the heels of new images for both Jason Bourne and Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters – the outlet has unveiled a new still for David Lowery’s (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) live-action fairytale, Pete’s Dragon.

Yes, Pete’s reptilian ally may have been camera shy up until now, but today’s all-new shot showcases the beast – bearing the name Elliot – in all its furry glory. Emerging from a 40-year hibernation, Pete’s Dragon is a total reimagining of the Disney classic, introducing newcomer Oakes Fegley in the role of Pete, a lonesome 10-year-old that takes solace in the company of a rather unusual friend.

In breathing new life into the motion picture, the House of Mouse was conscious to retain much of the creature design glimpsed in the 1977 original. According to Lowery, there were “certain things about the »

- Michael Briers

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Harker’s Hits: Hollywood

14 April 2016 5:22 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

There’s no such thing as quiet days in Hollywood. There’s always something happening and today is no exception, so let’s jump right into the fray!

• Oscar-winning legend Warren Beatty’s been keeping a fairly low profile since his wildly expensive Town & Country bombed 15 years ago. But apparently the lothario (long-rumored to be the subject of Carly Simon’s enduring hit “You’re So Vain”) is coming out of semi-retirement as news broke that his pet project based on the life of famed millionaire/movie producer/shut-in Howard Hughes will be released this fall. (He’s been working on this since the ’70s as writer, director, producer, and star.) What’s of more interest to me/us is that he also said he’s working on a sequel to his uber-stylish, three-time Oscar-winning comic-book adaptation Dick Tracy. No word on whether bold-name costars like Annette Bening, Al Pacino, »

- Harker Jones

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Disney developing live-action Peter Pan movie

14 April 2016 5:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Walt Disney Pictures has set another of its animated classics for the live-action treatment, with David Lowery set to direct a new Peter Pan movie from a script that he’ll write with Toby Halbrooks. The duo have previously teamed on Disney’s Pete’s Dragon remake, which is set to open in cinemas this August.

Peter Pan is not the only J.M. Barrie-related project in the works at Disney, with Reese Witherspoon attached to the lead role of Tinker Bell in Tink. As yet, there’s no timescale for either project, although it’s thought that Tink could go into production first, and their may be some crossover in terms of the cast.

The announcement follows the news from earlier this week that Jon Favreau has been set for a sequel to The Jungle Book, with the first movie set to open this Friday.

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New Disney ‘Peter Pan’ movie in the works

14 April 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

New Disney Peter Pan movie on the way. The studio line-up another of their previously produced animated films for the live-action treatment.

The Walt Disney Company are planning a new live-action Peter Pan movie, continuing their run on reviving their most beloved animated tales. More on the new Disney Peter Pan movie below.

Following on from the likes of Maleficent, Cinderella and the magnificent The Jungle Book, which opens in cinemas across the world this week, Disney are looking at producing a live-action Peter Pan tale, which the studio has previously brought to the screen back in 1953 in animated form. David Lowrey (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints and the forthcoming Pete’s Dragon), will team with screenwriter Toby Halbrooks for the planned project.

The Mouse House also has live-action fares Beauty and the Beast, Cruella, Maleficent 2, Dumbo, Mulan, Winnie the Pooh, Pinocchio, Genies, Night on Bald Mountain and The Sword in the Stone, »

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Disney's Making A Live-Action Peter Pan, Because Pan Taught Them Nothing

13 April 2016 5:08 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Disney has been on a tear recently with remaking their classic animated movies into live action features. Maleficent and Cinderella have already come out, The Jungle Book hits theaters on Friday and numerous others are in varying stages of development. Now we can add one more to that large list, as despite the critical and commercial failure of the Warner Bros prequel Pan, Disney is making their own live action Peter Pan movie. The House of Mouse has hired Pete’s Dragon director David Lowery to helm their Peter Pan movie. According to Deadline, Lowery will co-write the script with Toby Halbrooks, who he worked with on the Pete’s Dragon live action remake. Disney’s animated Peter Pan movie came out in 1953, and over 70 years later, it remains one of the studio’s most well-known entries. This would be the latest of several live action »

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Disney Hires ‘Pete’s Dragon’ Director for Live-Action ‘Peter Pan’ Movie

13 April 2016 3:16 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“Pete’s Dragon” director David Lowery will helm a live-action “Peter Pan” movie for Disney, TheWrap has learned. Lowery will reteam with “Pete’s Dragon” co-writer Toby Halbrooks. “Peter Pan” is joining a long list of live-action properties planned at Disney: “Beauty and the Beast” is set for a 2017 release, and Emma Stone is attached to star in “Cruella De Vil.” Tim Burton‘s upcoming “Alice Through the Looking Glass” is hitting theaters on May 27. Disney is developing a live-action film based on the story of Snow White’s sister, Rose Red.  Also Read: Disney's 'The Jungle Book' »

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Disney Plots Course For Neverland With Live-Action Peter Pan, David Lowery Tapped To Direct

13 April 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Joining Beauty and the Beast, the Tim Burton-directed Dumbo, and Cruella De Ville in Disney’s pantheon of old-school classics poised for the live-action treatment, Deadline brings word that the House of Mouse is circling back to Neverland for a new take on the Peter Pan tale of old.

The company is ushering said project into pre-production quite quickly, too, with David Lowery and Toby Halbrooks already attached to direct and write. Currently placing the final touches to the summer release of Pete’s Dragon, a modern reimagining of the studio’s 1977 musical, Lowery and Halbrooks are perhaps the perfect fit to steer J.M. Barrie’s enduring classic into Disney’s expanding live-action division.

Throughout the years, Barrie’s yarn of the boy who would never grow old has been brought to life through a variety of creative outlets, including Steven Spielberg’s Hook to Pan, Warner Bros. and »

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Trailer Trashin’: There’s Something in the Woods in the Pete’s Dragon Teaser Trailer

26 February 2016 8:00 AM, PST | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

It’s the last week of February, dear readers, and the Academy Awards are this Sunday. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen Deadpool yet, but I plan to do so as soon as possible. In the meantime, this week’s new Trailer Trashin’ column takes a look at the teaser for Disney’s upcoming remake of Pete’s Dragon.

Premise: For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of a fierce dragon deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, those stories are little more than tall tales until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley), a ten-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant green dragon named Elliot. From Pete’s descriptions, Elliot seems remarkably similar to the dragon from her father’s stories. »

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Pete’s Dragon Lurks In First Trailer For Disney’s Re-Imagined Classic

22 February 2016 3:42 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It may seem strange for one studio to commit to the release of two re-imaginings of past glories about orphan boys living in wooded areas – especially in the same year – but this very particular trend looks set to pay off for Walt Disney Studios in spectacular fashion, as The Jungle Book charges into theatres in April, while Pete’s Dragon is scheduled to dominate late summer. Up until now, little has been seen of this project, but with the first trailer now available, we can see that something magical this way comes.

There has always been something fascinating about the idea of dragons – these mythical creatures that have inspired so many centuries of storytelling. It seems the idea of lost children, fending for themselves and discovering spectacular secrets is also fascinating, as that plot device has given us generations of tales to pass on, too.

Pete’s Dragon has been »

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First Trailer For Disney’s Pete’s Dragon

22 February 2016 12:12 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

While The Jungle Book book may be coming our way in a few short weeks, another Disney classic is also getting an update this year, with beloved animation/live action hybrid Pete’s Dragon getting the remake treatment at the hands of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints director David Lowrey, an odd choice for a kid friendly property, but this first teaser is intriguing enough that you can give the House of Mouse the benefit of the doubt on this one. Changing things up a bit from the original, Bryce Dallas Howard is a forest ranger who grew up on her father's, woodcarver Mr. Meachem (Robert Redford), of a fierce dragon who lived deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. When she happens upon Pete (Oakes Fegley), a mysterious 10 year old with no family and no home, his claims of living in the forest with a giant green dragon »

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First Trailer For David Lowery’s ‘Pete’s Dragon’ Remake

21 February 2016 5:49 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

One of my favorite Sundance films of the last few years was Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, a sublime drama starring Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck and Ben Foster, which marked the break out for director David Lowery. When his follow-up was announced a few years ago, it caught us all by surprise. Yes, he jumped to a reboot of Disney’s 1977 Pete’s Dragon, tasked with reinventing “the core story,” but this time without the musical numbers of the original animated/live-action hybrid family film.

If you’ve never seen the Disney original, it follows a orphan kid who brings his magical dragon to a new town and hijinks ensue. With a cast featuring Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Karl Urban, Wes Bentley, the first trailer has arrived, which acts more like a teaser, setting up our main characters and the tone. This is one of the most promising, and curious, »

- Jordan Raup

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‘Pete’s Dragon’ Teaser Trailer: A Lost Little Boy and a Jolly Green Giant

21 February 2016 5:41 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Disney’s slowly been going through its back catalogue over the past few years, remaking its greatest hits in live-action with the help of 21st century technology. This spring brings The Jungle Book and Alice Through the Looking Glass (a sequel to 2010’s Alice in Wonderland remake), and then later this summer comes Pete’s Dragon. Directed by David Lowery, Pete’s Dragon brings the […]

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