For years, old wood-carver Mr. Chameleon (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of a 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, those stories are little more than tall tales until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley), a 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant green dragon named Elliott.
From Pete’s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from her father’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 is an American fantasy adventure film directed by David Lowery and written by Toby Halbrooks and Lowery. The film is based on a short story by S.S. Field and Seton I. Miller and is also a remake of the 1977 film of the same name. The film stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence and Robert Redford. Filming began on January 26, 2015 in New Zealand. The film is set for an August 12, 2016 release.
Directed byB David Lowery
Starring: Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence, Craig Hall, Oakes Fegley, Annabelle Malaika Süess, Esmée Myers
Screenplay by: David Lowery, Toby Halbrooks
Production Design by: Jade Healy
Cinematography by: Bojan Bazelli
Film Editing by: Lisa Zeno Churgin
Costume Design by: Amanda Neale
Set Decoration by: Simon Bright, Adam Willis
Art Direction by: Ken Turner
Music by: Daniel Hart
MPAA Rating: PG for action, peril and brief languagePG for action, peril and brief language.
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Release Date: August 12, 2016