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'Pete's Dragon' Replaces Michael C. Hall With Karl Urban

 

Disney's Pete's Dragon remake may have lost Michael C. Hall, but his spot has already been filled by Star Trek and Dredd star Karl Urban, TheWrap reports. The Dexter veteran had to bow out because of a scheduling conflict.

The original 1977 musical, which starred Helen Reddy, Mickey Rooney, Red Buttons and Jim Dale, blended animation with live-action to tell the story of an orphan boy whose mystical dragon helps him fit into a new town.

The remake won't  be a musical and will use CG instead of traditional animation. The story might also go through some changes, as this version is said to focus on a boy whose parents die, leaving him to be raised by a dragon in the woods.

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Directed by David Lowery (Ain't Them Bodies Saints), the remake also stars Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford and Wes Bentley.

Pete's Dragon arrives in theaters on Aug. 12, 2016.

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