WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) — Disney released a trailer for the upcoming film “Pete’s Dragon,” described as a “reimagining” of Disney’s 1977 film starring Helen Reddy, Mickey Rooney, Red Buttons and Shelley Winters
The nearly two-and-a-half minute trailer shows a forest ranger named Grace, portrayed by Bryce Dallas Howard, taking in Pete (Oakes Fegley), a 10-year-old boy whose best friend happens to be a dragon named Elliot.
The film also stars Robert Redford as an old wood carver named Mr. Meacham who is known for sharing stories about a dragon. Wes Bentley and Oona Laurence play a father and daughter who help Grace in her quest to uncover Pete and Elliot’s origins.
“Pete’so Dragon” was directed by David Lowery, who wrote the screenplay with Toby Halbrooks, based on a story by Seton I. Miller and S.S. Field.
It’s expected to be released in theaters on Aug. 12.