Karl Urban to Replace Michael C. Hall in Disney’s ‘Pete’s Dragon’ Remake (Exclusive)

David Lowery is directing the family film, which stars Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard and Wes Bentley

“Star Trek’s” Karl Urban has joined the cast of Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon,” replacing Michael C. Hall, TheWrap has learned.

Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard and Wes Bentley are set to star alongside newcomer Oakes Fegley, who will play the title character.

Hall was forced to exit the project due to a scheduling conflict, though it remains unclear which role Urban is taking over. A representative for the actor did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

David Lowery is directing from a script he wrote with Toby Halbrooks. Jim Whitaker is producing Disney’s remake of the 1977 movie, which featured an animated dragon interacting with a live-action cast. The studio will use CGI to bring the dragon to life this time around.

The remake aims to reinvent the core of the original family film, which is not expected to be a musical this time around. The story follows a young boy (Fegley), whose parents are dead. He’s subsequently raised in a forest by a dragon.

Urban plays Bones in the “Star Trek” franchise and also starred in the critically-acclaimed action movie “Dredd.” He can currently be seen in Open Road’s thriller “The Loft,” and he’s set to return for Justin Lin‘s “Star Trek 3.”

Urban is represented by ICM Partners, Johnson and Laird Management and attorney Jeff Frankel.