WHO’S IN IT?
Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World), Oakes Fegley (This Is Where I Leave You), Wes Bentley (American Beauty), Karl Urban (Dredd), Oona Laurence (Southpaw), Robert Redford (All the President’s Men), Craig Hall (King Kong), Esmée Myers (The Cure), Gareth Reeves (A Song of Good), Phil Grieve (Bridge to Terabithia)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), director, writer; Toby Halbrooks (Listen Up Philip), writer; James Whitaker (The Odd Life of Timothy Green), producer; Daniel Hart (Comet), composer; Bojan Bazelli (The Ring), cinematographer; Lisa Zeno Churgin (Pitch Perfect), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In a small town outside of a large forest, ranger Grace Meachum (Howard) finds a young boy named Pete (Fegley), who has been living in the woods for six years with a mysterious dragon that Pete has named Elliott. Grace, with the help of her father (Redford) and Natalie (Lawrence), the young daughter of local lumber mill owner Jack (Bentley), sets out to discover the truth behind Elliott, as well as Pete’s true identity, before Jack’s hunter brother Gavin (Urban) captures the dragon…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The fondly-remembered Disney classic is reworked into a touching and even insightful family drama with the added bonus of a furry green dragon, and who can complain about that?