First trailer for “Pete’s Dragon” and second for “Midnight Special” look pretty awesome

First up, we have the trailer for Disney’s 2016 remake of “Pete’s Dragon,” which is helmed by Texas director David Lowery, whose only other feature as a director is the excellent “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints.”  Rumor has it the remake takes very, very little from the original, which is probably wise. The sequence from 1:11 to 1:20 is pretty stellar (and recalls some of the emotional beats from the still-excellent “How to Train Your Dragon.”)

Here is the second trailer for Austin filmmaker Jeff Nichols’ “Midnight Special,” his ode to 1980s sci-fi thrillers. This just in: psyhic children are always, always creepy (see also: “Akira,” any of the Witch Mountain movies.)

Author: Joe Gross

Joe Gross has covered books, movies, music and culture for the American-Statesman since 2002. He tweets at @joegross.

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