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Aaron Eckhart, AnnaSophia Robb & Sean Bean Join Former Guillermo Del Toro Peter Pan Project

by Kevin Jagernauth
May 10, 2011 7:58 AM
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On paper, the idea of another visit to a "re-imagined" world of Peter Pan kind of bores us to death, but this casting is actually pretty amazing.

ScreenDaily reports that Aaron Eckhart, AnnaSophia Robb and Sean Bean have joined the project formerly known as "Pan." First acquired by New Line way back in 2006 as a project for Guillermo del Toro, “Pan” is an intriguing take on J.M. Barrie’s tale that spins “Captain Hook as a haunted former police detective in pursuit of a childlike kidnapper.” We’re guessing this one won’t be the for the kiddies. So who will be doing what? How about Eckhart as Captain Hook, Bean as Smee -- the chief detective and Hook's only ally on the police force -- and Robb as Wendy, "the lone survivor who leaves an asylum to help in the hunt."

Last fall, Ben Hibon—who is best known for the animated sequence in “Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 1”—took over the director's chair, and the film is gearing up for a production start in October. The film has a script from Benjamin Magid, a writer still making his way up the ranks but who has a number of projects in development including an adaptation of “Hack/Slash.”

The film will be eyed by buyers at Cannes and you know what? This actually sounds kind of cool.

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  • zxcvb | May 11, 2011 3:40 AMReply

    "it was terrible, though everyone was really excited about it."

    I think you just summed up Hollywood in one sentence.

  • Captain Jack Sbarro | May 10, 2011 8:30 AMReply

    Only good things can happen with Sean Bean in a movie or television series. I hope he does more American mainstream films from now on, tries to reach his full potential as an actor and tries to win an Oscar. He is an underrated actor and should have joined the A-list years ago.

  • lee | May 10, 2011 8:30 AMReply

    read the script a while back when i was interning at new line. it was terrible, though everyone was really excited about it. wish they would resurrect their other guillermo del toro project, a killing on carnival row. that shit kicked ass.

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