It's not the type of dragon we've gotten used to in recent years (Game of Thrones has made dragons a lot more terrifying), but the first glimpse we have of Disney's reboot of their 1977 classic 'Pete's Dragon' brings with it a more Tarzan-esque tale as well as the green dragon of yore.
Dubbed a 're-imagining' more than a reboot by Disney, the film stars Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard and Oakes Fegley as the titular 'Pete'.
Disney's official synopsis is as follows:
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' is set for release on August 12th, 2016.