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First Teaser Trailer For Upcoming ‘Pete’s Dragon’ Remake Now Available

A few months back we heard the first whisperings of an upcoming remake of the 1977 Walt Disney classic Pete’s Dragon, and now we have the first teaser trailer for the new movie, which is due out in August. Writer/director David Lowery (Pioneer, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) adapted the original S.S. Field story with co-screenwriter Toby Halbrooks (Robots Are Blue, Dig) about a young orphan named Pete who goes on extraordinary adventures with his friend, a giant dragon named Elliott. Leading the cast are actors Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help, Jurassic World), Robert Redford (All The President’s Men, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), Karl Urban (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Bourne Supremacy), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games, Interstellar), Craig Hall (King Kong, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), and Oakes Fegley (This Is Where I Leave You, Prism) as young orphan Pete. This will be the third Disney remake that’s due out this year, at least that we’ve been watching. The first is the new adaptation of The Jungle Book from director Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Chef) coming out this April, and the second is the The Legend of Tarzan from director David Yates (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince), starring Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Focus) and Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Inglorious Basterds), which is due out in July. The trailer for the new Pete’s Dragon is available here on MADE. Look for more updates on these three movies coming out soon.

Christoph Waltz Taking Role in Tarzan

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Christoph Waltz has stolen the screen with his last two collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino. His roles in Inglorious Bastards (2009) and Django Unchained (2012) earned him the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor in both films. Now the actor is in talks with Warner Bros. to take the villain role in the upcoming Tarzan adaptation from director David Yates (Harry Potter). The film had originally been scratched due to budget issues, but with Waltz as a potential villain and Alexander Skarsgard on board to play Tarzan, the film may end up happening! Although there is no one on board to play Jane, the plot may revolve around a civilized Tarzan returning to the Congo on a mission to save the jungle from a mine owner, who Waltz is most likely set to play as the character is also a warlord. The project has yet to get an official green-light, and because it had originally been scratched, it’s unclear whether or not David Yates is still connected with the film, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens.