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David Lowery To Pen "Pete's Dragon"

By Garth Franklin Tuesday March 19th 2013 07:29PM

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.

Source: Deadline

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