Pete's Dragon (Disney) News

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Robert Redford In A Pete's Dragon Remake? Here Are The Specifics

cinemablend.com – For about a year or so, Disney was in negotiations with Ain't Them Bodies Saints director David Lowery to take charge of the modern update to their 1977 deep cut classic, Pete's Dragon. That story ended with Lowery taking the post, and a movie in need of a cast. Well much like their lucky strike in terms of picking a director, Disney's luck might extend a little further, as Robert Redford has begun talking about participating in a pivotal role.

7 years 42 weeks ago via brucelee
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Disney Finds Its Pete For ‘Pete’s Dragon’ Remake (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Oakes Fegley and Oona Laurence are set to star in Disney’s remake of “Pete’s Dragon.” David Lowery is set to direct from a script he wrote with Toby Halbrooks. The story is a reinvention of the 1977 film that revolves around Pete and his best friend Elliot, who happens to be dragon. 7 years 46 weeks ago via jetli
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David Lowery in Talks to Add Directing Duties on Disney's ‘Pete's Dragon’ (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – After being hired to co-write the screenplay, David Lowery is in negotiations to direct “Pete's Dragon” for Disney, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. The original 1977 film featured an animated dragon interacting with a live-action cast including Mickey Rooney, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons and Sean Marshall, who played an orphan fleeing his abusive adoptive parents. 8 years 18 weeks ago via jackiechan

Disney Plans 'Pete's Dragon' Remake

9:36 AM 3/20/2013 by Jeff Giles
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Disney's had some pretty amazing success lately with relatively new (or new to Disney, anyway) properties, including The Muppets and The Avengers. But someone up in the executive suite must have remembered that the studio is still locked in a decades-long battle to the death with MGM over which one of them can pull more of their old movies out of the vault to "reimagine" them for today's hip, modern audience, because there's a Pete's Dragon remake in the works.
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After Gritty Sundance Debut On 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints,' David Lowery To Reinvent 'Pete's Dragon' For Disney

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: I didn’t see this one coming. After making his feature directing debut on one of the most talked-about films at Sundance Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, David Lowery has hired on with writing partner Toby Halbrooks to script Pete’s Dragon for Disney and producer Jim Whitaker. I’m told they will reinvent the core story of a venerable Disney family film. 9 years 20 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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