Disney has revealed the first proper look at the dragon in the upcoming remake of 1977’s cult classic ‘Pete’s Dragon’ - showing the CG beas...
First Look At Elliott In Pete's Dragon Remake
The picture was revealed by Empire and appears in their latest issue, and shows both orphan Pete and the pet dragon named Elliott he befriends.
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Director David Lowery told Empire Magazine: “When I went to pitch the movie to Disney, I said ‘I want him to be a furry dragon’. Pete is supposed to be cuddling up with the dragon, so let’s make him furry.
"I wanted him to feel not like a 'Game Of Thrones’ or 'Harry Potter’ dragon.”
The remake stars Oakes Fegley as Pete, alongside Bryce Dallas Howard, Karl Urban, Wes Bentley and Robert Redford.
“A lot of [Elliott] is a dog, because people relate to dogs, but I’m a big cat person. There’s a seagull in there, and a tiger. Ultimately, it comes down to trying to make a 20 foot tall pet.”
For comparison’s sake, we’ve included a picture of the original cartoon dragon below. The film is set for release on 12 August.