David Lowery ("Ain't Them Bodies Saints") and writing partner Toby Halbrooks have come onboard to pen a remake of the Disney family classic "Pete's Dragon".
The original 1977 film combined an animated dragon character with a live-action cast including Sean Marshall, Mickey Rooney, Red Buttons and Shelley Winters.
The story the orphan boy who comes to a town with his magical dragon, his abusive adoptive parents in hot pursuit.
The writers are expected to reinvent the core story. Jim Whitaker will produce.