David Lowery, helmer of gritty Sundance effort “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”, is shifting gears, writing with partner Toby Halbrooks a reboot of Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon”, says Deadline.
Remember this one? Mickey Rooney, Shelley Winters, Helen Reddy, and a yarn about a cartoon dragon befriending a fleshy human boy? And there were songs? like this..
Considering the limitations of doing those live-action/animation hybrids in 1977, there’ll likely be a little more they can do with the ‘Dragon’ – maybe even those songs – in this day and age.