It doesn’t sound like any number of clapping hands will save Joe Wright‘s latest adaptation of Pan from being a huge failure for Warner Bros. Pictures, after a dismal performance at the box office this past weekend.
The adaptation of J.M. Barrie‘s classic fairy tale cost about $150 million to make, and that’s not including the hefty marketing costs. However, when Pan hit theaters this weekend, it opened at #3 with just over $15 million in the United States and only around $25 million from 54 international markets. It’s safe to say the Pan box office is a disaster. So what does this mean for the studio? Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
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Posted on Thursday, July 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
Our next live-action fairy tale retelling comes not from Disney, but from Warner Bros. and the mind of Joe Wright. Pan is an origin story of sorts for both Peter Pan (Levi Miller) and his mortal enemy, Captain Hook (played here by Garrett Hedlund in dashing Indiana Jones mode). Rounding out the cast are Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily and Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard. Watch the Pan trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, May 28th, 2015 by Angie Han
With Pan just about ready to go, Joe Wright may have found his next project. He’s in talks to helm The Lifeboat, based on the novel by Charlotte Rogan.
Anne Hathaway is attached to star as a woman who finds herself in a tough situation after narrowly surviving the sinking of a transatlantic ship. Get all the details on the Joe Wright Lifeboat movie after the jump. Read More »
The story of Peter Pan is reconfigured in Pan, from Atonement and Hanna director Joe Wright. While J.M. Barrie‘s most well-known creation, the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, is a perpetually immature child, there’s still room in his youth for a backstory.
And this version of Peter seems quite different, with — at least briefly — a strong sense of purpose and determination. See him in action along with Garrett Hedlund as a young James Hook, Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily, and Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard (who even has a ship that bears his own face) in the new Pan trailer. Read More »
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We don’t know quite what to make of Pan, the Peter Pan origin story that Warner Bros. will open this year. Sure, it stars Hugh Jackman and is directed by Joe Wright (Hanna, Atonement) but that first trailer was… well, it was colorful and odd, but not one of the best we’ve seen. It’s still early, though, and now we’ll wait a few months longer to find out what Pan is all about, as it gets some extra visual effects time and room to breathe on the calendar. The Pan release date has been pushed from July of this year to early October. Read More »
Posted on Friday, April 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
Warner Bros. has only released one trailer so far for Pan, Joe Wright‘s colorful reimagining of J.M. Barrie‘s classic Peter Pan. But with only three months to go until the film’s debut, look for the marketing team to start picking up the pace. Perhaps with an assist from Hugh Jackman now and then.
The star has shared a new Pan sneak peek in which he (as villainous pirate Blackbeard) welcomes you to Neverland. Watch the Pan teaser after the jump.
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Perhaps the first images from Pan weren’t quite what you expected, but we’re trusting in the guy who created a successful new fairy tale in Hanna to warp the Peter Pan story into a new shape that makes sense in the end. This Pan trailer shows a big, bright, and possibly strange take on the J.M. Barrie stories, seemingly with a story structure that doesn’t bother with a “Peter Pan in the real world” setup, but just goes straight for a fantasy tale. There’s a lot of light, pretty stuff here that positions this as a fluffy fantasy, but then there’s a shot of Hugh Jackman towards the end of the trailer that makes us wonder if this has something more dark in mind, too.
Joe Wright directs Levi Miller as Peter, and Jackman not as Hook, but as Blackbeard. Garrett Hedlund steps in as a young, romantically appealing version of Hook, with Rooney Mara playing Tiger Lily. Check out the Pan trailer below. (We’ve also got four Pan character posters, with Blackbeard’s showing that yes, that’s definitely meant to be a bad wig worn by the pirate.)
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Posted on Monday, November 24th, 2014 by Angie Han
“This isn’t exactly the Neverland story you know.” That’s director Joe Wright‘s description of his Peter Pan origin story Pan, and so far he seems to be telling the truth. Case in point: the villainous pirate in this one is not Captain Hook but Blackbeard, played by Hugh Jackman.
The hero is still a little boy named Peter Pan, though, played by Levi Miller. Hit the jump to see the first Pan images featuring Jackman and Miller, plus the first Pan poster with Miller. Read More »