By Travis Martin
A new trailer for the reboot of “Pete’s Dragon” has come, revealing new footage and going more in depth with the story. It also showed the film’s titular dragon, Elliot, in action throughout the trailer.
The trailer begins when park ranger Grace Meacham (Bryce Dallas Howard) comes across a dirty, abandoned boy, Pete (Oakes Fegley). Grace is then seen talking to her father, Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) about how Pete supposedly was in the woods for six years, despite being so young. Pete says that he wasn’t alone, and draws a picture of the caretaker he called Elliot. When the character Natalie (Oona Laurence) says that Elliot looks like a dragon, to which Pete asks “What’s a dragon?”.
The trailer then shows Pete introducing Elliot to Grace, Mr. Meacham, and Natalie, with all three of their mouths agape. There are shots that also show Elliot flying and interacting with Pete. The trailer also shows footage of Natalie’s father, Jack (Wes Bentley), and of the film’s villinous hunter, Gavin (Karl Urban). The trailer ends with cops, in persuit of Elliot, where one cop is about to describe what their chase. Suddenly, the other cop yells into the microphone “It’s a dragon!” while the first cop tells him not to call it that.
The film is directed by David Lowery, with a script by him and Toby Halbrooks. It is also produced by James Whitaker and distributed by Disney. “Pete’s Dragon” hits theaters August 12.