The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best
friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.
For years, old wood-carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford)
has delighted local children with his tales of a fierce dragon that resides deep
in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas
Howard), who works as a forest ranger, those stories are little more than tall
tales until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley), a 10-year-old with no family and no
home who claims to live in the woods with a giant green dragon named Elliott.
From Pete's descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from
her father's stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old
girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out
to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this
dragon. However, Jack's brother and Natalie's uncle Gavin (Karl Urban) is
interested with capturing the dragon.