Remember 1977 feature Pete's Dragon? Well if you don't quite recall the name this might jog some childhood memories...
It's a pretty weird show about a young boy who is pretty convinced that he has a special friend who is also a gigantic green dragon that no one else can see. And it turns out he's right, setting up all kinds of hijinks. The film was a moderate success for Disney back in the day and the kind of film which has a fond but small following, so it was hardly top of the list when it comes to remakes.
Nevertheless, one is happening and the first teaser trailer is here.
Why we kind of wish there was just a single flash of the dragon, there's no doubting the technology has come a long way since the hand animated Eliot back in 1977. There are definitely shades of Dreamwork's How to Train Your Dragon here, let's hope they're not too obvious in the finished version. And let's also hope the really random songs and alarming amount of drinking also make the transition.
Pete's Dragon is directed by David Lowery (Ain't Them Bodies Saints) and stars Bryce Dallas Howards, Robert Redford, Karl Urban and Oates Fegley as Pete. There's no word yet on who will voice Elliot the Dragon but we're expecting someone memorable. The film releases in August 2016.