You see, now this we like! Take a beloved (yet odd) children’s character, twist the story around completely, add horror elements and BINGO! A version of Peter Pan we can all sink our teeth into!
According to Variety Swiss director Ben Hibon, who helmed the animated sequence in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, has been tapped to direct fantasy action thriller Pan for Social Capital Films and Energy Entertainment.
The project is based on Ben Magid’s script, originally acquired in 2006 by New Line as a vehicle for Guillermo del Toro to direct. The film puts a dark spin on J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, with Captain Hook as a haunted former police detective in pursuit of a childlike kidnapper.
Casting is under way for a European shoot next fall. Bring it on and …
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