Warner Bros. has released a new Pan trailer for director Joe Wright’s (Hanna, Pride & Prejudice) upcoming re-imagining of the classic J.M. Barrie story. The film takes an origin approach to Peter Pan, as we follow newcomer Levi Miller and other young wartime orphans being kidnapped by the men of the dreaded pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman), thus beginning a series of adventures in Neverland that shape the boy into the hero known to generations as Peter Pan.
Given the format of the debut, this is a brief albeit promising new look at the film (if a longer version shows up in a more traditional format, we’ll update accordingly). I’m a huge fan of Wright’s work so he’s a big draw here, and the sets and costumes look appropriately sublime. Even somewhat crazy Hugh Jackman seems like fun, and I’m looking forward to traveling to Neverland by way of Joe Wright this summer, if only to experience something different from the traditional blockbuster fare.
Watch the trailer below, which debuted on Hugh Jackman’s Instagram. The film also stars Amanda Seyfried, Cara Delevigne, Adeel Akhtar, Jack Charles, Taejoo Na, Nonso Anozie, Kathy Burke, Kurt Egyiawan, Lewis Macdougall, and Leni Zieglmeier. Pan opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on July 17th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Pan:
Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.