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A writer is set so that Peter and the Starcatchers may someday soon take flight

05.18.2012
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Peter and the Starcatches book coverThe last cinematic rendition of the Peter Pan story we witnessed was 2003's PETER PAN, and while I doubt we'll be getting a new version of the classic story anytime soon you can now add PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS to the growing list of projects that put a twist on the story you already are well familiar with.

A hit book even before it stormed Broadway and received nine Tony award nominations (Best Play included), PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS was co-authored by Ridley Pierson and Dave Barry (yes, that Dave Barry) and tells an origin story of how Peter Pan learned to fly, the creation of Neverland, and the genesis of his very particular relationship with Captain Hook (a pirate first called Black Stache).  I found it to have a good start before quickly (and for me disappointingly) dissolving into a one-trick pony, but then again I'm not one of our world's younger folk and so perhaps too serious about my opinions of inventive storytelling.

The book will be adapted by one Jesse Wigutow, a man without many IMDb credits just now but several high-profile projects (including THE CROW reboot and a Steve McQueen biopic) well on their way to production. 

Peter and the Starcatchers play picture

Extra Tidbit: What did you think of the 2003 PETER PAN? I wasn't much of a fan of the Wendy, but loved most everything else about it. Especially James Newton Howard's score and the genius decision to cast Jason Isaacs as Hook.
Source: Deadline

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2:51AM on 05/21/2012
The heading above is missing a few words, it should have read:

"A writer is set... to be fleeced and denied screen credit ...so that Peter and the Starcatchers may someday soon take flight."
The heading above is missing a few words, it should have read:

"A writer is set... to be fleeced and denied screen credit ...so that Peter and the Starcatchers may someday soon take flight."
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1:42PM on 05/18/2012

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I agree with you, Jason Isaacs & James Newton Howard were cool. But I liked Rachel Hurd-Wood as Wendy. She was a cute girl, and now she is a hot woman.
I agree with you, Jason Isaacs & James Newton Howard were cool. But I liked Rachel Hurd-Wood as Wendy. She was a cute girl, and now she is a hot woman.
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11:36AM on 05/18/2012

Play was good

I saw the play when it was off-broadway and thought it was really fun. It was adapted as Peter and the Starcatcher, meaning only one Starcatcher and not the few that are in the book (I guess, I haven't read the book).

Anyways, a fun story, hopefully they adapt it well for the screen
I saw the play when it was off-broadway and thought it was really fun. It was adapted as Peter and the Starcatcher, meaning only one Starcatcher and not the few that are in the book (I guess, I haven't read the book).

Anyways, a fun story, hopefully they adapt it well for the screen
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9:33AM on 05/18/2012
I read the book, it was GOOD. I hope they make this into a film.
I read the book, it was GOOD. I hope they make this into a film.
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8:44AM on 05/18/2012
This was already made last year for the Syfy channel. It was called Neverland. With Keira Knightly, Rhys Ifans, and Bob Hoskins.
This was already made last year for the Syfy channel. It was called Neverland. With Keira Knightly, Rhys Ifans, and Bob Hoskins.
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