Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Venice Review: Tom McCarthy's 'Spotlight' With Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber & Stanley Tucci Venice Review: Tom McCarthy's 'Spotlight' With Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber & Stanley Tucci Watch: Amazing First Trailer For Yorgos Lanthimos' 'The Lobster' With Colin Farrell & Rachel Weisz Watch: Amazing First Trailer For Yorgos Lanthimos' 'The Lobster' With Colin Farrell & Rachel Weisz Venice Review: Cary Joji Fukunaga's 'Beasts Of No Nation' Starring Idris Elba Venice Review: Cary Joji Fukunaga's 'Beasts Of No Nation' Starring Idris Elba The 20 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival The 20 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival On The Rise 2015: 20 Screenwriters To Watch On The Rise 2015: 20 Screenwriters To Watch Review: Netflix's 'Narcos' Starring Wagner Moura And Boyd Holbrook Review: Netflix's 'Narcos' Starring Wagner Moura And Boyd Holbrook Joaquin Phoenix Says He Doesn’t Think Making A Blockbuster Would Be "Fulfilling," Calls Chris Pine "F*cking Genius" Joaquin Phoenix Says He Doesn’t Think Making A Blockbuster Would Be "Fulfilling," Calls Chris Pine "F*cking Genius" Watch: Chloe Moretz Fights The Others In First Trailer For 'The 5th Wave' Watch: Chloe Moretz Fights The Others In First Trailer For 'The 5th Wave' James Bond Author Says Idris Elba Is "Too Street" To Play 007, And Bond Is "Weak" In 'Skyfall' James Bond Author Says Idris Elba Is "Too Street" To Play 007, And Bond Is "Weak" In 'Skyfall' Cary Fukunaga Says He "Wasn't Involved" With 'True Detective' Season 2, Explains His Departure From 'It' Cary Fukunaga Says He "Wasn't Involved" With 'True Detective' Season 2, Explains His Departure From 'It' Andrew Garfield Talks “The Pressure To Get It Right” for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Films & If He'll Do Another Franchise Andrew Garfield Talks “The Pressure To Get It Right” for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Films & If He'll Do Another Franchise Fall 2015 TV Preview: Our 25 Most Anticipated Shows Fall 2015 TV Preview: Our 25 Most Anticipated Shows 'Batman v Superman' And Why Early Screening Reports Need To Be Taken With A Grain Of Kryptonite 'Batman v Superman' And Why Early Screening Reports Need To Be Taken With A Grain Of Kryptonite Looks Like That Black-And-White Version Of 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Isn't Getting A Blu-Ray Release After All Looks Like That Black-And-White Version Of 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Isn't Getting A Blu-Ray Release After All The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 So Far The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 So Far The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far 17 Copycat Films Spawned From Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction' 17 Copycat Films Spawned From Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction'

Gary Ross To Direct Disney Peter Pan Prequel 'Peter And The Starcatchers'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist July 17, 2012 at 5:55PM

After exiting "The Hunger Games" franchise earlier this year, director Gary Ross has been kicking the tires on a few movies. He signed on for "Houdini" over at Summit, and while he was rumored to be eyeing "Tarzan" at Warner Bros., reps for the director told us that simply wasn't the case. But having already proven he can get a new franchise off the ground, Disney is hoping he can take an established name to the next level.
0
Gary Ross/Peter Pan prequel

After exiting "The Hunger Games" franchise earlier this year, director Gary Ross has been kicking the tires on a few movies. He signed on for "Houdini" over at Summit, and while he was rumored to be eyeing "Tarzan" at Warner Bros., reps for the director told us that simply wasn't the case. But having already proven he can get a new franchise off the ground, Disney is hoping he can take an established name to the next level.

Since the spring of 2011, Disney has been developing "Peter And The Starcatchers," a Peter Pan prequel of sorts based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Just a couple of months agoJesse Wigutow ("Eragon") was brought on and now THR reports that Ross is negotiating to direct. The story takes place before the events in "Peter Pan" and follows Peter and Molly running around merry old England searching for treasure while battling pirates, and making sure it doesn't come in the hands of Black Stache (who later becomes Captain Hook). The story features characters mostly not found in J.M. Barrie's tales and it has huge franchise potential: there are already three sequel-prequel books on shelves, as well as a Tony-winning Broadway production.

Ross is developing 'Starcatchers' but between this and "Houdini," there's no word on which will go next. But we just hope that the sci-fi pic "Outback" with Carey Mulligan at FilmDistrict that was set up last year is still an option, because that's what we'd want to see next from the helmer.

This article is related to: Peter and the Starcatchers, Gary Ross


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates