Remember that dark take on the J.M. Barrie classic Perter Pan we told you about way back in November? Well there’s been some movement to report. Actually … a lot of movement.
According to Screen Daily Aaron Eckhart (Battle: Los Angeles) and Anna Sophia Robb (The Reaping) will star in Pan, the long-gestured dark spin on Peter Pan that was originally set up at New Line as a directing vehicle for Guillermo del Toro.
Ben Hibon will direct the story from a screenplay by Ben Magid in which Eckhart plays Hook, the Captain Hook character reimagined as a tormented former detective on the trail of a childlike kidnapper. Robb, riding high following the solid recent launch of Soul Surfer, will portray Wendy, the lone survivor who leaves an asylum to help in the hunt.
Sean Bean (Black Death, Silent Hill) has been cast as Smee, the chief detective and Hook’s only ally on the force.
Essential Entertainment expects to kick off pre-sales in Cannes this week ahead of an October start in Eastern Europe.
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