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Pan failures may have cost Joe Wright his next directing job

It's been reported that Warner Bros. might lose as much as $150 million on its critically panned PAN, and according to The Wrap , the film's box office failures may have also cost Joe Wright his next directing gig. Insiders tell the site that earlier this month Wright was in negotiations to direct Lionsgate's planned Julius Caesar flick EMPEROR, however those talks...
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10.28.2015
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Review: Pan

  PLOT: In WW2-era London, young Peter (Levi Miller) is snatched from his orphanage and sent to Neverland, where he’s made a slave under the evil pirate Blackbeard ( Hugh Jackman ). With the help of a roguish fellow prisoner, James Hook ( Garrett Hedlund ) Peter escapes his fate and discovers a tribe of warriors led by Tiger Lily ( Rooney Mara ) and her father, who believe...
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10.07.2015
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Holy pudding! Check out Joe Wright's 3D vision for Pan in this featurette!

Joe Wright 's PAN offers a new take on the classic story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny - to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan. As with most films these days, PAN will see a 3D release, but the filmmakers are here to tell you why it's going to be worth your while...
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09.15.2015
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Cool Videos: Hugh Jackman surprises Wolverine fan through Make-A-Wish

I think we all know how passionate Hugh Jackman is about playing the role of Wolverine, but that also extends to Wolverine's many fans. In this video, Kyle and Jackie O with KIIS 1065 worked with Make-A-Wish Foundation to bring Wolverine fan, Dominic, up close and personal to one of his heroes. Leave it up to Jackman to be a total badass and warm some hearts all at the same time!...
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09.01.2015
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Adventure raises it's sails in the latest trailer for Joe Wright's Pan

PAN may be a confusing movie for some who don't understand why Blackbeard is like Captain Hook and Captain Hook looks like Indiana Jones and sounds like Heath Ledger 's Joker. So, Warner Bros has delivered a new trailer that capitalizes on the copious amounts of action in the epic fantasy film. This new trailer pays extra attention to the prophecy hinted at in the earlier previews that...
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07.16.2015
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Get a better look at Neverland with this new trailer for Joe Wright's Pan

A second PAN trailer has been released, and while I'm still not sold on the film, I will say this new trailer is an improvement over the first one . The latest look at director Joe Wright 's Peter Pan origin movie explores different areas of Neverland that didn't appear in the original trailer, and contains a bunch of other new footage, although it again features Garrett...
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05.19.2015
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Joe Wright's Pan vacates its summer release date, moves to the fall

In an effort to find itself a little breathing room from the blockbusters of summer, Warner Bros. has moved Joe Wright 's PAN from it's previous release of July 24, 2015 to the much more comfortable date of October 9, 2015 . Had PAN opened in July it would have found itself sandwiched between ANT-MAN , TRAINWRECK , PIXELS , and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION ; a smart...
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04.20.2015
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Joe Wright's Pan gets a short teaser courtesy of Hugh Jackman

It's time to talk what everyone else has been babbling about this week. That's right! The new PAN poster that debuted on Tuesday ! We've all been waiting for a second trailer to see if director Joe Wright can bring something new to the table, and while we don't have that, it looks like Hugh Jackman is making good with his fans by unleashing a new teaser via his...
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04.17.2015
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Hugh Jackman's ship takes flight in the new poster for Joe Wright's Pan

It's been 5 months since we've really seen anything on Joe Wright 's (HANNA, ATONEMENT) upcoming take on the Peter Pan story, and while that led a lot to believe that the film may have been delayed, this latest poster seems to suggest that it's right on track. In case you've missed out on the action so far, PAN is somewhat of a retelling of the orphan who is...
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04.14.2015
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Hugh Jackman gets villainous in the first trailer for Joe Wright's Pan

Joe Wright is a filmmaker that I trust. His unique take on ANNA KARENINA was a very interesting way to approach such a complex story and his work on PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and HANNA shows how diverse of a director he can be. So, retelling PETER PAN in a way different than the dozens of previous adaptations is a challenge worthy of such a director. After revealing the first images...
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11.25.2014
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Check out the first pictures of Hugh Jackman in Joe Wright's Pan

Earlier this year Hugh Jackman took to the web to show off what many thought would be his new hairstyle for the upcoming PAN film from Joe Wright (ATONEMENT, HANNA). While Jackman rocks that bald look like few can, that was not the end of his transformation for the role of Blackbeard. As you can see from the picture above and ones below, Blackbeard sports a style more coiffed than...
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11.24.2014
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Hugh Jackman shows off his Blackbeard look for Joe Wright's Pan

Joe Wright (ATONEMENT, HANNA) is a filmmaker I'll follow for the rest of his days, as he's absolutely won me over with his artistic eye, respect for film scores (and how they work within a movie), as well as his superb casting choices. When PAN was first announced, we waited for the usual casting news (Peter Pan, Hook, etc) and were a little caught off-guard when Blackbeard...
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06.10.2014
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