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Joe Wright's fairy tale reboot Pan will hit theaters Summer 2015

Dec. 12, 2013by: Alex Maidy
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And your next competing studio project will be: Peter Pan movies. Currently in development are at least three movies inspired by J.M. Barrie's classing tale of a magical boy who never grows up. Gary Ross is developing PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS while Channing Tatum and Joe Roth are working on an origin story called NEVERLAND. But, the first project with a concrete release is Joe Wright's PAN which will be hitting theaters in 2015.

PAN will be an origin tale that pits the Lost Boys against pirates led by Blackbeard rather than Captain Hook. It remains to be seen if the story will take place prior to the events in the original story or if this will be a completely new tale. We do know that aside from Joe Wright directing that the screenplay will be written by Jason Fuchs (ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT) and producer Greg Berlanti (ARROW).

Javier Bardem was approached to play Blackbeard but there has been no confirmation on that or any other roles. I like the idea of a darker take on Peter Pan, but it seems like everyone is already doing that. The character on ONCE UPON A TIME is actually a villain himself so if PAN is going to work it is going to need to be a truly unique take on the story.

PAN hits theaters on June 26, 2015.

Source: Coming Soon

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7:26PM on 12/12/2013
Channing Tatum working on a Peter Pan movie is hilarious because of that scene in the school play with Jonah Hill in 21 Jump Street.
Channing Tatum working on a Peter Pan movie is hilarious because of that scene in the school play with Jonah Hill in 21 Jump Street.
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5:25PM on 12/12/2013
I love Peter Pan. I'm writing one myself, but three Peter Pan films in a two or three year span? People are going to get overloaded.
I love Peter Pan. I'm writing one myself, but three Peter Pan films in a two or three year span? People are going to get overloaded.
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3:50PM on 12/12/2013

This should be interesting

I loved the 2003 version of the film. It was one of my favorite films of that year. Damn, I can't believe that film is ten years old already. Wright is a great person to do this reboot. If he injects half of the thrills and directorial style he did into another child character movie, "Hannah", we are in for a treat.
I loved the 2003 version of the film. It was one of my favorite films of that year. Damn, I can't believe that film is ten years old already. Wright is a great person to do this reboot. If he injects half of the thrills and directorial style he did into another child character movie, "Hannah", we are in for a treat.
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