Ever since filmmaker Gary Ross left the Hunger Games franchise this past spring, the question’s been what he might do next. That film’s $684 million global take left Ross with no shortage of possibilities, and over the past few months he’s flirted with a number of them. Now, at long last, he’s committed to his next directorial effort. Ross is set to helmĀ Peter and the Starcatchers, a Peter Pan prequel based on Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson‘s series of books. Read more after the jump.

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After making the decision to leave Panem behind this past spring, director Gary Ross could be heading next to Never Never Land. The filmmaker is in talks to direct Peter and the Starcatchers, a Peter Pan prequel based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.

Disney optioned the book all the way back in 2005 with the intention of turning it into a 3D CG feature, but wound up adapting it into a Tony-winning stage musical first. With fairy tale retellings now the hottest thing in Hollywood, however, the studio’s giving it another shot. More details after the jump.

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With the pieces for one fairy tale origin story falling into place, Disney’s taking a step toward getting another underway. Last spring, Disney chief Bob Iger revealed that his studio was looking into a film adaptation of Peter and the Starcatchers, a 2004 Peter Pan prequel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Now they’ve taken the first real step in that direction, by hiring Jesse Wigutow to pen the script. More details after the jump.

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Not one to be left out of an emerging trend, Disney big boss Bob Iger said yesterday that the studio is looking into moving forward with a film adaptation of Peter Pan prequel Peter and the Starcatchers, based on the 2004 kids’ novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. More details follow. Read More »

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