While Suicide Squad seems to be a lock for biggest end of summer movie this year, Pete's Dragon will surely give it a run for its money, arriving in August as a big family winner, as it will appeal to just about everyone. Except, perhaps, those who are a little too fond of the original 1970s classic. Elliott the dragon sure does look a lot different than he did the first time around. He was once a hand-drawn animated creation from the mad minds at Disney. Now he is a CGI creature that looks like a big furry green cat. But as two new clips will attain, this is still the Elliott we know and love, no matter what kind of crazy cosmetic makeover he may have endured!
The first clip takes us deep into the woods, where Pete has been living as a wild boy on his own. Though he does have one very big friend helping him through his early life ordeal. This sneak peek lets us get up close and personal with Elliott, who shows off his ability to go invisible and cloak himself with forest camouflage. Elliott also shows off his propensity for cat-like play. He's sort of like a big, dumb puppy. We get to watch the dragon take flight as he takes his best friend on a fun ride high into the sky.
The second clip gets a little more serious, as Pete's new friend wonders if Elliott is imaginary. Pete doesn't quite understand the definition of the word. But when he learns that some think he's making Elliott's existence up in his head, he gets quite adamant about expressing the fact that Elliott is indeed real. But is he really? Or is Pete suffering from Schizophrenia? It certainly is a bold topic for a Disney movie to address. There is even a third clip that delves even further into this unique relationship between a boy and his dragon.
Pete (Oakes Fegley) 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. 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.
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 stars Karl Urban, Craig Hall, Isiah Whitlock Jr. and Marcus Henderson.
The film, which is a reimagining of Disney's cherished family film from 1977, also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence and Robert Redford. The movie is directed by David Lowery, and opens nationwide on August 12, 2016. Take a look at the latest clips from Pete's Dragon, which give us our best look yet at the big best of the title, courtesy of Youtube.