Joe Wright in Negotiations to Helm Warner Bros.’ Peter Pan Origin Story, PAN

     November 11, 2013

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Joe Wright, the director of Oscar-winning films Atonement and Anna Karenina, is currently in negotiations to helm Warner Bros. Peter Pan origin picture, Pan.  This particular iteration of the J.M. Barrie creation is based on a take scripted by Jason Fuchs (Ice Age: Continental Drift).  As Deadline reports, the tale centers on “an orphan [who] is taken to the magical world of Neverland, where he becomes the savoir [sic] of the natives and leads a rebellion against the evil pirates.”  Best known for his period work, Wright also has a worthy actioner under his belt in the 2011 film, Hanna.  Both strengths make him a great choice for this origin story project, as Peter Pan, Or the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up was an action adventure tale originally taking place in the early 1900s.  (Who wants to put money on Saoirse Ronan and Keira Knightley for one or both of the female leads?)

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