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Pete's Dragon goes live-action in first trailer for Disney remake

This isn't the movie you remember

The first teaser trailer for Pete's Dragon, a remake of the Disney's 1977 classic, shrouds itself in mystery.

Directed by David Lowery (Ain't Them Body Saints, Upstream Color), the new Pete's Dragon has done everything in its power to disassociate itself from the cartoon version of the beloved cult film. Hiring Lowery, a director known for his provocative style and aesthetically breathtaking films, to tackle a world that blends the fantastical with reality was a smart move on Disney's part.

The film stars Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World) as a ranger who discovers six-year-old Pete roaming around a forest by himself. Upon finding him, she and her father — played by Hollywood icon Robert Redford — set out to roam their surroundings and figure out how he managed to survive for so long.

Similar to Mowgli from The Jungle Book, Pete has lived in the forest his entire life and it's all he knows. Except, instead of being raised by a group of animals, he roamed the outdoors with his number one dragon pal.

Pete's Dragon hits theaters Aug. 12.

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