As two Snow White films gear up to go into production, the next big fairy tale that’ll be racing to the big screen is Peter Pan. Several competing projects, all with slightly altered takes on the classic J.M. Barrie tale, are in various stages of development and now one seems to have jumped ahead of the pack. Essential Entertainment has reportedly cast Aaron Eckhart, Sean Bean and AnnaSophia Robb in a dark take on the Peter Pan tale last year rumored to be called Pan, written by Ben Magid (Hack/Slash) and directed by Ben Hibon (who did the animated sequence in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One). In the film, Captain Hook (Eckhart) and his partner Smee (Bean) would chase Pan, a villainous kidnapper, whose last victim Wendy (Robb) helps track him down. Read More »

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One of the most striking and surprising aspects of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I was the third-act animated sequence that explains the backstory of the Deathly Hallows. It’s a stylish and appropriately ominous piece of film. Now the director of that sequence, Ben Hibon, is set to direct a “fantasy action thriller” reworking of Peter Pan called, appropriately, Pan. Read More »

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