Disney To Remake Pete’s Dragon.

Initial details are somewhat sketchy but it’s being reported that Disney are extremely serious about remaking the 1977 animated/live action family movie Pete’s Dragon.

The original starred Mickey Rooney, Jim Dale, Jeff Conaway, Red Buttons and Shelley Winters and was about a young orphan boy called Pete who escapes his abusive adoptive parents and flees to the town of Passamaquoddy, with his only friend Elliott, a large animated dragon which is only visible to Pete.

I remember watching this flick as a kid and being thoroughly entertained. A remake using the advanced technology Disney has nowadays seems like a pretty logical move. Of course the obligatory 3D will no doubt be lumped in.

A script is currently in development although there’s no word on a director yet. Personally speaking I think Kenneth Branagh would be a shoe-in for Jim Dale’s devious and dastardly character Dr Terminus. I can see him twirling that waxed moustache right now.

(via Sequels Prequels Reboots & Remakes)

Avast! Trailer For The Adventures Of Tintin.


This isn’t exactly the first trailer for the Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson produced motion-capture, CGI, 3D fest that is The Adventures Of Tintin – The Secret Of The Unicorn, this is the official International trailer which has a little bit more footage than the one released earlier in the month.

To be honest there’s nothing here but action shots and a distinct lack of decent close up shots of characters or even solid chunks of dialogue so the jury is still out on this one.