In 1977, Pete Healy, a five-year-old boy, is on a road trip with his parents when their car flips off the road due to not watching out for the deer. Pete’s parents are killed, but Pete survives and is chased into the forest by a pack of wolves. He is rescued by a dragon with green fur, yellow eyes, and huge wings. Pete names the dragon “Elliot” after his favorite book about a puppy of the same name trying to find his family, and takes to him as a father figure.
Six years later in 1983, Pete, now 11, spots a lumberjack crew chopping down trees near his home. Natalie, the daughter of the site foreman, spots and chases him. When Natalie accidentally falls from a tree, her screams attract her father Jack and his girlfriend, park ranger Grace Meacham. Pete tries to run away, but Gavin, Jack’s brother, accidentally knocks him unconscious. After realizing that Pete has vanished, Elliot stumbles around looking for him and ends up knocking over a tree near the lumber camp, leading Gavin to organize a hunting party to find him. Meanwhile, Pete wakes up in a local hospital, which he escapes in an effort to return to the forest. Before the police can catch the boy, Grace finds Pete and asks him to come to her home and promises to take him to the forest the next day.
Starring: Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence, Robert Redford,