The first clip from Disney’s live-action retelling of Pete’s Dragon has made its way online ahead of the movie’s international rollout in early August. If you’re hoping to see a dragon in flight, you’ll have to wait a little longer; this clip features a quiet moment between Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard) and her father (Robert Redford). And while it concerns their search for the missing boy who’s been roaming the local woods for upwards of six years, it also reveals an interesting bit of history in their relationship.
Also starring Oakes Fegley, Karl Urban, Wes Bentley, Oona Laurence, Craig Hall, and Isiah Whitlock Jr., David Lowery’s Pete’s Dragon will open in U.S. theaters on August 12th. Check out the first clip over below.
The scene in question takes place not long after park ranger Grace discovers that a young boy named Pete (Fegley) has been living in the woods for six years with the fantastical claim that a giant mythical creature has been taking care of him. Grace is snooping around her father’s office when he happens by. Their conversation soon turns to just how Pete is able to survive out in the wild for so long, with Grace’s eye being drawn to a nearby drawing of a giant green dragon on the nearby bulletin board. It matches the description of the wild beast in the forest, but the drawing is one her father made for her when she was a child… It sounds like there’s more to this movie’s story than just the mystery surrounding Pete and his best friend, which is a promising development.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for Pete’s Dragon:
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.
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