Sony Pictures Pays Big Bucks for PAN Starring Channing Tatum

     March 7, 2011

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Every piece of classic literature is getting a reboot these days and it was foolish to think Peter Pan would buck the trend.  Last week, a pitch went out for a package called “Peter Pan Begins” with Channing Tatum attached to star, screenwriter Billy Ray (Shattered Glass) writing the script, and Joe Roth (Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland) producing.  Because audiences must know Peter Pan’s origin story, the pitch ignited a bidding war and Heat Vision reports that Sony Pictures came out on top to the tune of about $1 million.

We still don’t know much about the pitch, which is now titled “Pan” (so there goes the title for my Spanish-language drama about satyrs who bake bread), but HV says that the prequel envisions Peter Pan and Captain Hook as brothers.  Let me guess: Hook is jealous that Peter got to stay a kid.  Wonderful.

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