Check Out The Latest Trailer For Dallas Director David Lowery’s Pete’s Dragon Remake.
Disney’s pretty much all in on the live-action remake trend these days, but up-and-coming Dallas director David Lowery’s new effort for the entertainment giant doesn’t quite fall under that umbrella. Pete’s Dragon, the 1977 film that Disney tapped him to update following his buzzworthy Ain’t Them Bodies Saints debut at Sundance in 2013, has always been notable for the very fact that it incorporated live-action elements into its initial efforts.
Still, there’s no denying that Lowery, who maintained an entertaining blog from the film’s set to keep his fans and friends abreast of the trials and tribulations of filming such a project, is definitely upping the visual splendor for his effort, which is set to hit theaters on August 12.
That much is clear from the just-this-morning-released trailer from the film, which stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Karl Urban, Robert Redford, Wes Bentley, Isiah Whitlock Jr. (Clay Davis from The Wire!) and, of course, a CGI dragon.
The film, it should be noted, just wrapped up post-production this week, if the below tweet from Lowery is to be believed.
12:34am on Thursday June 9th is when we abandoned it.— David Lowery (@davidlowery) June 9, 2016
Also of note: Lowery says he watched the film at least 42 times himself during the editing process.
While rest of us are still about two months off from our first viewings, local fans will get yet another extra taste of the film this weekend at the Oak Cliff Film Festival, when Lowery presents a free outdoor repertory screening of the 1978 film Flight of the Navigator on Saturday, June 18, in the Bishop Arts District. There, he has promised, he will share a look at the film beforehand, along with providing more insights into what his Pete’s
Dragon will entail. Head here for more information on that screening.