Here’s the second trailer for Disney’s latest offering Big Hero 6, an adaptation of a Marvel creation, although you wouldn’t know it as Disney fail to give the company any credit in this production, even if they are now owned by them.
Big Hero 6 is set in a futuristic San Fransico which has blended somehow with Tokyo and revolves around robotic prodigy Hiro Hamada. He is forced to employ the help of his friends and his closest companion, who just happens to be a cutting-edge robot named Baymax, to help save his city from impending doom.
The film hits cinemas in 3D on November 7, 2014.
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)