Disney's Pete's Dragon Reboot Release Date Announced

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Disney announced today that the reboot of Pete’s Dragon lands in theaters on August 12, 2016.

Pete’s Dragon is the tale of a young orphan seeks refuge from his abusive adoptive parents with the help of a pet dragon and a couple who live in a lighthouse.

The film stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Michael C. Hall, Robert Redford, and Oakes Fegley. The film is very loosely based on the 1977 version which starred Mickey Rooney, Helen Reddy and Sean Marshall.

In the 1977 version, when Pete and his best friend Elliot, an invisible green dragon, wander into the seaside village of Passamaquoddy, the townspeople think he's behind a slew of hilarious mishaps. But after a daring rescue, they change their tune and believe in Pete's fire-breathing buddy.

The reboot will be directed by David Lowery.