Disney looking to get back into the PETER PAN game

John Mulhern

by: John Mulhern
March 25th, 2011

When most people think of PETER PAN, they probably think back to Disney's 1953 animated classic. Some people might think back to the less memorable 2003 film, but that's another story. Either way, it seems that Hollywood is looking to remind us again about the boy who wouldn't grow up.

While there is currently a project in the works with Channing Tatum and Billy Ray that seems to be taking a more reivisionist bent on the fairy tale, Disney is looking for its own new PETER PAN project. The studio is apparently trying to get back into the PETER PAN way of thinking, and are working on their own version of a PETER PAN prequel.

The film would be based off of a children's book called Peter and the Starcatchers, which was written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson back in 2004. Disney seems pretty interested in making the film, but they want to make sure there is a market for it. Currently, they have a couple of theatre versions of the story being performed in New York and San Diego. The word on the play is that it is very good.

I don't want to say that I'm indifferent about the project, but it just isn't exciting - yet. There certainly is potential in the project, but excitement won't happen till production begins. This is the kind of movie that I need to be sold on. They certainly can do it, but until casting, screenshots, or a trailer, it'll be on the back burner.

Source The Wrap, via Cinema Blend

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