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Joe Wright to direct the Neverland origin story Pan

11.12.2013

Peter Pan is getting yet another reboot on the big screen, this time thanks to ANNA KARENINA and ATONEMENT director Joe Wright. Wright is in negotiations to helm PAN which will be an origin tale of the famed J.M. Barrie creation. This comes shortly after ABC's fantasy series ONCE UPON A TIME switched the third season focus to Neverland and features an evil version of Peter and an anti-hero version of Captain Hook.

PAN will be produced by Greg Berlanti and comes from a screenplay by Jason Fuchs. Fuchs has written primarily comedies like MAFIA! and THE HEBREW HAMMER and most recently ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT. The synopsis for PAN doesn't offer much unique to the classic tale:

An orphan is taken to the magical world of Neverland, where he becomes the savior of the natives and leads a rebellion against the evil pirates.

Peter Pan is a character that is very hard to mess up but has also been heavily stereotyped by the Walt Disney cartoon. In recent years we have had Steven Spielberg's underappreciated HOOK and P.J. Hogan's underrated PETER PAN starring Jason Isaacs as Captain Hook. Wright is definitely a talented director and his unique version of ANNA KARENINA brought a nice change to the dry Russian novel. Maybe he can do something different with PAN, but that remains to be seen.

Source: Deadline

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11:06PM on 11/12/2013
Whatever happened to that Peter Pan film with Channing Tatum?
Whatever happened to that Peter Pan film with Channing Tatum?
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5:31PM on 11/12/2013

the dirt...

Didnt I read that the story of Peter Pan is actually a story of child abuse and molestation?
Didnt I read that the story of Peter Pan is actually a story of child abuse and molestation?
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4:01PM on 11/12/2013

Its funny how many people

dont know that in the original story Peter really is evil and hook kinda is the good guy. Look it up Pan was killing the kids he brought with them and going "pirate hunting" he was known in battles with the Pirates to suddenly switch sides and kill the children he had recruited. Could be a real awesome take!!!
dont know that in the original story Peter really is evil and hook kinda is the good guy. Look it up Pan was killing the kids he brought with them and going "pirate hunting" he was known in battles with the Pirates to suddenly switch sides and kill the children he had recruited. Could be a real awesome take!!!
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1:01PM on 11/12/2013
Love the character of Peter pan who is a man-child and commitment phobic.hope we get a good character study movie with some action
Love the character of Peter pan who is a man-child and commitment phobic.hope we get a good character study movie with some action
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1:00PM on 11/12/2013
Love the character of Peter pan who is a man-child and commitment phobic.hope we get a good character study movie with some action
Love the character of Peter pan who is a man-child and commitment phobic.hope we get a good character study movie with some action
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12:21PM on 11/12/2013
Is once upon a time, specifically the 3rd season, any good? Cuz I love me some Pan. Wasnt the role reversal of Pan and Hook the original idea behind the last Pan movie?
Is once upon a time, specifically the 3rd season, any good? Cuz I love me some Pan. Wasnt the role reversal of Pan and Hook the original idea behind the last Pan movie?
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10:57AM on 11/12/2013
I believe the project is being described as giving Peter Pan the "Batman Begins" treatment.

I always loved Hook, except Rufio, he sucked.
I believe the project is being described as giving Peter Pan the "Batman Begins" treatment.

I always loved Hook, except Rufio, he sucked.
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10:55AM on 11/12/2013
Peter Pan is my favourite children's story...but nothing can top the 2003 film with Jeremy Sumpter and Jason Isaacs! For me that was the best film and is an underrated children's masterpiece. :) It's a favourite of mine...BUT I'm still excited to see what this has in store for us as I adore Joe Wright.
Peter Pan is my favourite children's story...but nothing can top the 2003 film with Jeremy Sumpter and Jason Isaacs! For me that was the best film and is an underrated children's masterpiece. :) It's a favourite of mine...BUT I'm still excited to see what this has in store for us as I adore Joe Wright.
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1:23PM on 11/12/2013
2003 film was alright. I thought it glossed over a lot of stuff with the original story and it took some pretty big liberties with other aspects of the story.
But overall, it was pretty cool to see a Peter Pan movie with decent f/x and it made for a pretty good children's movie.
2003 film was alright. I thought it glossed over a lot of stuff with the original story and it took some pretty big liberties with other aspects of the story.
But overall, it was pretty cool to see a Peter Pan movie with decent f/x and it made for a pretty good children's movie.
10:44AM on 11/12/2013
I'm working on Peter Pan myself. Wright is good. I look forward to this.
I'm working on Peter Pan myself. Wright is good. I look forward to this.
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5:33PM on 11/12/2013
Working on Peter Pan? What do you do?
Working on Peter Pan? What do you do?
7:42PM on 11/12/2013
I go to grad school for screenwriting. I've been working on some stuff on the side. One of those has been my take on Peter Pan. I've been focusing on the story of Peter/The Captain starting as friends and Tinkerbell's loyalty shift causes them to become enemies.
I go to grad school for screenwriting. I've been working on some stuff on the side. One of those has been my take on Peter Pan. I've been focusing on the story of Peter/The Captain starting as friends and Tinkerbell's loyalty shift causes them to become enemies.
10:43AM on 11/12/2013
So, Oz The Great And Powerful but with Peter Pan. Don't we already have Once Upon a Time on air? We'll see what comes of this.
So, Oz The Great And Powerful but with Peter Pan. Don't we already have Once Upon a Time on air? We'll see what comes of this.
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