Oakes Fegley (“Fort Bliss”) has scored the role of ‘Pete’ in the upcoming remake of 1977 family classic “Pete’s Dragon” at Disney Pictures.
The original followed a young boy whose best friend Elliot happens to be a massive dragon only he can see. The story follows them as they run away to a new town, to escape the boy’s abusive foster parents.
While the dragon in the original was traditionally animated, in the remake he will be a CG animated creation. The remake is also expected to remove all the musical elements.
Newcomer Oona Laurence (“Southpaw”) is also onboard in an unspecified role. David Lowery (“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”) is directing from a screenplay he is co-writing with Toby Halbrooks
Source: The Orlando Sentinel