Joe Wright To Direct New “Peter Pan” Adaptation

Joe-WrightHannah director Joe Wright has signed to direct Pan, a new variation on J. M. Barrie’s classic story.

Actor/writer (Ice Age: Continental Drift) Jason Fuchs is providing the screenplay, which Deadline states will center on “[a]n orphan… taken to the magical world of Neverland, where he becomes the savoir of the natives and leads a rebellion against the evil pirates.”

Wright’s an interesting choice, as during the press rounds for Hannah he stated that he was shooting for a fairy tale-type feel for the film. Your mileage may vary on his result, but this does feel as if it is definitely within his wheelhouse.

There’s no word as to whether this will definitely be Wright’s next project or if it will come after his previously mentioned adaptations of the fairy tale The Little Mermaid and Neil Gaiman’s novel The Ocean At The End Of The Lane currently in development.

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FilmEksis
November 11, 2013 10:08 pm

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Leni Sommer
November 11, 2013 11:19 pm

Is it going to be live action or animated? I grew up watching the Mary Martin version, and prefer it to the Disney cartoon. With the technology available, animation COULD blow me away, though. And while I dislike the constant remake of classics, I like that GOSH–the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London will get a nice income from this. Spielberg paid them half a million for ‘Hook’.