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‘Brave’ Director to Helm ‘Peter Pan’/’Alice in Wonderland’ Prequel

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‘Brave’ Director to Helm ‘Peter Pan’/’Alice in Wonderland’ Prequel

Perhaps all that was missing from Warner Bros.’ widely (ahem) panned Peter Pan origin story was Alice … of “in Wonderland” fame.

Variety reports that “Brave’s” Brenda Chapman will make her live-action directorial debut with “Come Away,” which serves as a prequel to both “Alice and Wonderland” and “Peter Pan.”

It’s based on a script by Marissa Kate Goodhill that reimagines the literary characters as a brother and sister who are forced to grapple with the death of their older brother and their parents’ despair, leading them to journey to Wonderland (for Alice) and Neverland (for Peter).

Michelle Manning, Leesa Kahn and Andrea Keir are set to produce.

Chapman, who directed “Brave” with Mark Andrews, is the first woman to win an Academy Award for best animated feature. Her other credits include “The Prince of Egypt,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “The Lion King” and “Sleeping Beauty.”

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