With Hollywood in love with fairytales at the moment, there’s been a lot of interest in creating a live-action version of Peter Pan, although none of them will directly takes on the stories JM Barrie himself created stories. Now Joe Wright (Atonement, Anna Karenina) has been hired to direct a currently untitled Peter Pan origin project which is set up at Warner Bros.
No plot details have been released but Ice Age: Continental Drift writer Jason Fuchs has signed on to write the script. That said, it’ll be interesting to see whether THR’s comment that Warner wants to ‘give Pan the Batman Begins treatment’ is indicative of the tone of the planned movie or not.
Disney is also development a prequel, based on the recently released ‘official’ book, Peter and the Starcatchers. Gary Ross will direct that one directing. Sony also has a similar project in the works, which Channing Tatum is helping develop.
There’s no indication at the moment as to which of these films will go into production first.