Joe Wright Ventures Back into Fairy Tale Land with the Origins of Peter Pan

joe-wrightFor what it's worth, Joe Wright's Hanna is a fairy tale in its own right and so it just might be interesting to see what he can do with a new telling of Peter Pan over at Warner Bros.

Variety reports Wright will direct the pic from a script by Jason Fuchs (Ice Age: Continental Drift) and while not much is known about the narrative direction the story will take, it's expected elements such as Neverland and Captain Hook will play a part in the story.

This is the third such Pan related feature to go into active development as of late with The Hunger Games director Gary Ross working on Peter and the Starcatchers for Disney and Sony developing Pan with Channing Tatum in the lead role.

Depending on what stage the script is in and if Wright is ready to move forward, perhaps WB can beat the other two to the punch, which I'm sure is their goal. I know one thing, it's nice to see Wright working on pretty much anything other than Fifty Shades of Grey, which it was rumored he was the frontrunner at one point.

  • Heather Martin

    I'd love to see him take on Peter Pan! Providing he keeps the film extremely organic looking like he did for Pride and Prejudice and Hanna. I really hope this happens!

  • Paul Hennen

    I hope they can do something good with this and be successful, I just hope they manage to make it different enough from ABC's Once Upon A Time. So far the movies that have come out based on fairy tales or Disney characters have worked to be different from that show though so all should be good...though the one with Channing Tatum as Peter Pan sounds ridicoulous...

  • Silga

    Joe Wright is one of the greatest and most original directors working today. Films like Hanna and Anna Karenina are very rare cinematic wonders.

  • The Deev Abides

    do the proper origin story of Peter Pan where he kills lost boys n stuff n Joe's got my vote. Disney will go all nice, screw that, join the dark side Mr. Wright.