Pete’s Dragon is a American fantasy adventure film directed by David Lowery from a screenplay written by David Lowery and Toby Halbrooks. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Pete’s Dragon is a remake of the 1977 film of the same name. The film stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence, and Robert Redford. Filming began on January 26, 2015 in New Zealand. The film is scheduled to be released in the Disney Digital 3-D and RealD 3D formats on August 12, 2016.
In the Pacific Northwest United States, forest ranger Grace Meacham (Bryce Dallas Howard) finds a young boy named Pete (Oakes Fegley) who lived in the woods for six years with a mysterious dragon named Elliott. With help from her wood-carver father (Robert Redford) and Natalie (Oona Laurence), the daughter of lumber mill owner Jack (Wes Bentley), Grace sets out to find out Pete’s identity and the truth about Elliott. But problems arise when hunter Gavin (Karl Urban), Jack’s brother and Natalie’s uncle, plans to capture Elliott.