Warner Bros. Set a Date for Peter Pan Movie
Warner Bros. announced that they have finally decided on a date for their new Peter Pan movie. Fans and families alike should save the date for June 26, 2015. Simply titled Pan, this new movie will be yet another new take on J.M. Barrie’s classic fairy tale. Anna Karenina director Joe Wright is currently at the helm with Jason Fuchs (Ice Age: Continental Drift) as the screenplay scribe. Producing the film is Greg Berlanti, executive producer of CW’s Arrow.
Peter Pan, both the character as well as Barrie’s story, has been adapted many times over through the years. The most notable incarnations of this famous character are Disney’s 1953 classic animated film, Steven Spielberg’s Hook in 1991, Revolution Studios’ 2003 adaptation starring Jason Isaacs, and the biopic Finding Neverland about J.M. Barrie (Johnny Depp) himself in 2004. Most recently, the character Peter Pan was introduced as this season’s main villain on ABC’s Once Upon A Time.
According to ComingSoon, Columbia Pictures is taking another crack at a Peter Pan movie with Neverland. Because when one movie studio grabs hold of a classic fairy tale character, another one has to do exactly the same thing to compete with it. Neverland is currently being produced by Channing Tatum (really?) and Joe Roth (Alice in Wonderland) with Billy Ray (Shattered Glass) writing the screenplay.
The June 26 release date will have Pan opening along side Seth MacFarlane’s Ted 2 — for parents who don’t feel like sitting through a kids’ movie.
So what do you think about this, folks? Personally, I love Peter Pan; however, I thought 2003’s movie adaptation on the Barrie’s play was a nice cap that should last us for a bit while longer. Honestly, I didn’t even realize the movie was made 10 years ago. And considering two competing movie companies are set to release Peter Pan films, I’m worried this will turn out to be just like what happened with Snow White. How I would love to forget Snow White and the Huntsman and Mirror, Mirror…