Pete’s Dragon (2016 film)
Pete’s Dragon is a 2016 American fantasy adventure film directed by David Lowery. It is a remake of Disney’s 1977 musical film of the same name written by Malcolm Marmorstein. The film stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence, and Robert Redford. The sequel is scheduled to be released on September 14, 2015, in 2-D and Blu-Ray, as well as Blu- ray and DVD in 4-D.
About Pete’s Dragon (2016 film) in brief
Pete’s Dragon is a 2016 American fantasy adventure film directed by David Lowery, written by Lowery and Toby Halbrooks, and produced by James Whitaker. It is a remake of Disney’s 1977 musical film of the same name written by Malcolm Marmorstein. The film stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence, and Robert Redford. It premiered at the El Capitan Theatre on August 8, 2016 and was theatrically released in the United States in 2D, Disney Digital 3-D, and RealD 3D formats on August 12, 2016. It received positive reviews from critics and grossed over USD 143 million worldwide against a USD 65 million production budget. In March 2013, Walt Disney Pictures announced it would remake Pete’s Dragon as a non-musical, dramatic film to be written byDavid Lowery. The new work is set in the Pacific Northwest of the early 1980s, rather than the New England of the 1980s. It follows the story of an orphaned feral boy who befriends a dragon and the ensuing repercussions of their discovery by the town’s local residents. In the years that follow, Pete and the dragon quickly bond; Pete names the dragon Elliot after the lost-puppy character in his favorite book, and Elliot becomes protective of Pete.
Pete pleads with Elliot to let him stay so he can protect him from his attackers, just as Elliot protected him. However, Elliot concludes that as long as they stay close together, Pete will always be in danger. Pete is reluctant, and worried for Elliot’s safety, but ultimately trusts the dragon’s judgment. After a very tearful hug, Elliot returns to the mountains to live with Grace and Jack as his new family. Pete and Elliot eventually reunite and Pete goes on a vacation with his family and sees that Elliot is finally reunited with fellow dragons. The movie was released on August 13, 2016, by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It was released in 3D and 2D on August 14, 2014, and in Blu-ray and DVD on August 15, 2014. It has grossed more than $100 million in the U.S. and over $150 million worldwide so far. The sequel is scheduled to be released on September 14, 2015, in 2-D and Blu-Ray, as well as Blu- ray and DVD in 4-D. It will also be released in Australia on September 15, 2015 and in Europe on September 16, 2015. It opens in the UK on September 17, 2015 in cinemas.