‘Pete’s Dragon’: First Clip of David Lowery’s Take on Classic Disney Adventure Teases Something Big

David Lowery's reimagining of the 1977 film arrives in theaters next month.
Bryce Dallas Howard and Oakes Fegley in David Lowery's Pete's Dragon
Bryce Dallas Howard and Oakes Fegley in "Pete's Dragon"
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Disney’s upcoming “Pete’s Dragon” doesn’t just represent a fusion between the indie and blockbuster worlds because it’s directed by David Lowery. It also co-stars Robert Redford, who founded the Sundance Film Festival — which happens to be where Lowery’s “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” premiered in 2013. Disney has released the film’s first clip (below).

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In it, Bryce Dallas Howard is looking over drawings on a wall when Redford enters the room and expresses disbelief that the title character, a semi-feral child who recently emerged from a nearby forest, could survive in the wild on his own for six years. How right you are, Robert — it’s almost as though the boy has a mythical friend out there.

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Wes Bentley, Karl Urban and Oakes Fegley all co-star in “Pete’s Dragon,” the latest in Disney’s series of live-action remakes that also includes new versions of “Winnie and Pooh” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Lowery’s reimagining of the 1977 animated/live-action hybrid arrives in theaters on August 12.

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