The timeless story of J.M. Barrie’s sprightly youngster may be forever etched in folklore, from his first days in Neverland to the battle with evil pirate Captain Hook. But for Joe Wright’s upcoming Pan, Warner Bros. is rolling back the age-old story to its humble beginnings in order to explore the early days of Peter and Co. and how those rivalries, friendships and sense of childish wonder all began.
With Levi Miller stepping into the shoes of the titular hero, Wright’s live-action feature will see our budding protagonist whisked away to the alternate reality within which Hugh Jackman’s ostentatious villain Blackbeard rules over the whimsical world. That’s not the only tinkering the director has done to the source material, though, with Rooney Mara on board to play a revised version of Tiger Lily, a punk-like denizen of the fantastical realm that is under threat from Blackbeard’s reign. Here, Miller’s Peter Pan will learn of his destiny to become the saviour of this most magical world.
Alongside this trio are Amanda Seyfried and model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne as twin mermaids. Pan hits theaters on October 9 following Warner Bros.’ decision to shift the film out of blockbuster season.
From Warner Bros. Pictures comes, “Pan,” a live-action Peter Pan feature directed by Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice”). Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.