Watch the first official trailer for Pete’s Dragon!
As with the original, the story follows a young orphan named Pete (Oakes Fegley) who has managed to survive living alone in the woods thanks to his friendship with an invisible dragon named Elliott. He’s eventually taken in by Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), a local forest ranger whose father (Robert Redford) has long delighted local children with stories of a mysterious dragon living in the wilderness. 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 (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace aims to discover where Pete came from, where he belongs and the truth about this dragon. Karl Urban co-stars in the film directed by David Lowery and written by Lowery and Toby Halbrooks.