Aaron Eckhart, AnnaSophia Robb and Sean Bean will star in what’s easily the most intriguing of the handful of Peter Pan projects in development, Screen Daily reports.
Called simply Pan for now, the dark reimagining casts Hook (Eckhart) as a tormented ex-detective on the trail of a childlike kidnapper and Smee (Bean) as the chief detective and his only ally in the police department. Robb (Soul Surfer) will play Wendy, the lone survivor who leaves an asylum to help in the hunt. Ben Hibon will direct from a screenplay by Ben Magid.
That premise is far better than whatever it is Channing Tatum is cooking up at Sony, which envisions Peter Pan and Captain Hook as brothers. It’s also called Pan, I believe.
This version was originally set up at New Line for Guillermo del Toro to direct. Filming is set to begin in October in Eastern Europe.