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Disney is making their own live-action version of Peter Pan

04.13.2016

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No one is asking for another PETER PAN movie. No one. After assaulting audiences with some different take on the character every few years and having audiences soundly reject every single one of them, with PAN over at Warner Bros. being the latest, you'd think that the studios would have gotten the message by now - please, for the love of God, no more PETER PAN. 

Then again, if anyone is up for the challenge of turning this tired property into a winner once again, it'd be Disney, wouldn't it? The company that seemingly prints money right now with their big screen ventures and is on a roll with live-action reimaginings of stories very much in line with PETER PAN is indeed taking their shot. The Mouse is sprinkling a bit of pixie dust on the boy who wouldn't grow up in an attempt to get a movie off the ground with director David Lowery at the helm of the film he'll also be co-writing with his PETE'S DRAGON collaborator Toby Halbrooks. Hmmm... someone must be high on what they have with PETE'S DRAGON and someone believes this might actually work. Given Disney's track record with live-action reinterpretations - ALICE IN WONDERLAND, MALEFICENT, THE JUNGLE BOOK, etc. - who could blame them?

 

Source: Deadline

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3:05PM on 04/14/2016
-CINDERELLA: Great animated movie by Disney followed by other studios' live-action reimaginings of varying quality. Disney's live-action version was nearly a shot-for-shot remake of the animated movie, but it still worked.
-THE JUNGLE BOOK: Great animated movie by Disney made in between other studios' live-action reimaginings of varying quality. Disney's live-action version was nearly a shot-for-shot remake of the animated movie, but it still worked.
-PETER PAN: Great animated movie by Disney
-CINDERELLA: Great animated movie by Disney followed by other studios' live-action reimaginings of varying quality. Disney's live-action version was nearly a shot-for-shot remake of the animated movie, but it still worked.
-THE JUNGLE BOOK: Great animated movie by Disney made in between other studios' live-action reimaginings of varying quality. Disney's live-action version was nearly a shot-for-shot remake of the animated movie, but it still worked.
-PETER PAN: Great animated movie by Disney followed by other studios' live-action reimaginings of varying quality... one of which was nearly a shot-for-shot remake of the animated movie (that still worked). That's why I don't think this new version will work: It'll feel redundant compared to the 2003 movie.
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11:23AM on 04/14/2016
I just know that this will be at least an okay movie for the simple fact that it will not include a scene where the cast break into an anachronistic Nirvana song. And while we're on that subject, Hollywood, please stop putting Nirvana songs in musicals.
I just know that this will be at least an okay movie for the simple fact that it will not include a scene where the cast break into an anachronistic Nirvana song. And while we're on that subject, Hollywood, please stop putting Nirvana songs in musicals.
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9:37AM on 04/14/2016
I kind of disagree with the notion that no one wants to see another Peter Pan movie. I think it's that people are tired of seeing these pointless reimaginings of the characters and story. Given the technology involved in filmmaking today, people just want to see an update of the story that doesn't involve a guy clearly being hoisted up by a string. I think Disney has been on a role lately in adapting their animated movies to live action. If they simply keep the movie to the original source
I kind of disagree with the notion that no one wants to see another Peter Pan movie. I think it's that people are tired of seeing these pointless reimaginings of the characters and story. Given the technology involved in filmmaking today, people just want to see an update of the story that doesn't involve a guy clearly being hoisted up by a string. I think Disney has been on a role lately in adapting their animated movies to live action. If they simply keep the movie to the original source material, they'll have another hit on their hands for sure.
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10:47PM on 04/13/2016
Can we just assume that every disney movie is getting a live action remake? Until I see a release date, I don't care for these stories anymore. And I'm a big disney fan.
Can we just assume that every disney movie is getting a live action remake? Until I see a release date, I don't care for these stories anymore. And I'm a big disney fan.
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8:20PM on 04/13/2016
Isn't Channing Tatum involved in a Peter Pan adaptation as well??
Isn't Channing Tatum involved in a Peter Pan adaptation as well??
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8:39PM on 04/13/2016
23 G.I Joe Pan Street ?
23 G.I Joe Pan Street ?
8:16PM on 04/13/2016

The more live-action remakes of Disney cartoons, the better!

I would definitely see this, but what about Disney and Reese Witherspoon making TINK? Is that still happening or is there a change of plans in terms of Disney's live-action PETER PAN remake?
I would definitely see this, but what about Disney and Reese Witherspoon making TINK? Is that still happening or is there a change of plans in terms of Disney's live-action PETER PAN remake?
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5:12PM on 04/13/2016
So how many versions will this make it?
So how many versions will this make it?
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7:23PM on 04/13/2016
about 40, but being that its Disney this time, I think there's actually reason to be interested this time, unlike every other time.
about 40, but being that its Disney this time, I think there's actually reason to be interested this time, unlike every other time.
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