Joe Wright to Direct New Peter Pan Adaptation at Warner Bros. Now
by Ethan Anderton
November 11, 2013
Though he was once reportedly in the running to direct Fifty Shades of Grey, thankfully Joe Wright decided to wait for something else. Just recently we heard that Wright was going to team with 12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor for an adaptation of their stage production A Season in the Congo, but he's also setting up a classic fantasy on his future slate as well. Deadline has word that Wright is currently in talks to direct Pan, an adaptation of J.M. Barrie's iconic Peter Pan fairytale written by Jason Fuchs (Ice Age: Continental Drift). However, it's not yet clear how this take is any different from the other adaptations.
Disney had an adaptation of Peter and the Starcatchers in development last summer, and there was also a dark contemporary thriller take on the familiar characters was in the works with Aaron Eckhart playing a good guy police captain James Hook, Sean Bean playing his partner Smee, and a story following a a childlike kidnapper. Considering how Wright approached fairytales with his action thriller Hanna, we're hoping that Fuchs' script with Wright's cinematic vision will come together for something special. The last feature adaptation came in 2003, and it was pretty lackluster, but a director like Wright should make the tale fresh.
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
Is this worth a reboot right now?
Quanah on Nov 11, 2013
I like what ABC is doing with pan in Once Upon a Time.
Matthew South on Nov 11, 2013
That show is definitely a guilty pleasure of mine
Danimal on Nov 12, 2013
Came here to post the same thing. I think that style of a Peter Pan would be the best option.
Commenter on Nov 12, 2013
Damn it Hollywood how many more fairytale readaptations and reboots do we even need now. When will this ever stop!?
Charlie Hard on Nov 11, 2013
Always liked the Regis Loisel version of Peter Pan, it's worth a look if you can find a translated version of the graphic novel. Fairytales will always be ripe for the picking, being out of copyright and also already written into people's imaginations from a young age.
Carpola on Nov 12, 2013
Ehsan Davodi on Nov 12, 2013
Can we at least not name it 'Pan'? Not that I want 'Peter Pan Rising' or 'Peter Pan: Revelation' instead. Just think of a title at least. At least.
OfficialJab on Nov 12, 2013
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