Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Reportedly Blocked Jon Hamm From Starring In David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' 'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Reportedly Blocked Jon Hamm From Starring In David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Sacha Baron Cohen Reportedly Returning To Write, Produce, Star In & Direct The Freddie Mercury Biopic Sacha Baron Cohen Reportedly Returning To Write, Produce, Star In & Direct The Freddie Mercury Biopic Watch: James Bond Is Back In First Trailer For 'Spectre' Starring Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, & More Watch: James Bond Is Back In First Trailer For 'Spectre' Starring Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, & More Terrence Malick's Next Film With Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara & Michael Fassbender Reportedly Gets Titled Terrence Malick's Next Film With Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara & Michael Fassbender Reportedly Gets Titled Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Bloody And Bruised In First Trailer For Boxing Drama 'Southpaw' Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Bloody And Bruised In First Trailer For Boxing Drama 'Southpaw' Why Is It Suddenly Not OK To Have Been Gripped By 'The Jinx'? Why Is It Suddenly Not OK To Have Been Gripped By 'The Jinx'? New Infographic Lays Out Canonical 'Star Wars' Timeline With Films, TV And Books New Infographic Lays Out Canonical 'Star Wars' Timeline With Films, TV And Books First Official Image: Jesse Eisenberg As Lex Luthor In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' First Official Image: Jesse Eisenberg As Lex Luthor In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Watch: First Trailer For Arnold Schwarzenegger's Zombie Pic 'Maggie' With Abigail Breslin Watch: First Trailer For Arnold Schwarzenegger's Zombie Pic 'Maggie' With Abigail Breslin Idris Elba Replaces Jamie Foxx In Harmony Korine's 'The Trap,' Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson, James Franco Also Join Idris Elba Replaces Jamie Foxx In Harmony Korine's 'The Trap,' Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson, James Franco Also Join Watch: Explore The Loneliness Of Sofia Coppola's Films With This Supercut Watch: Explore The Loneliness Of Sofia Coppola's Films With This Supercut 10 Terrible Films Starring Great Actors 10 Terrible Films Starring Great Actors Watch: Tom Hanks Acts Out His Filmography In 7-Minutes On 'The Late Late Show' Watch: Tom Hanks Acts Out His Filmography In 7-Minutes On 'The Late Late Show' The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Hollywood's Obsession With Peter Pan Continues As 'The League Of Pan' Heads To TV

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist June 28, 2012 at 10:45AM

Perhaps it has something to do with being young forever -- a familiar quest for many in Hollywood -- that resonates so clearly with executives, but it seems they can't get enough of Peter Pan. Earlier this year, the Channing Tatum-produced "Neverland" landed "Warrior" helmer Gavin O'Connor in the director's chair, and in 2011 another movie called "Pan" lined up Aaron Eckhart, AnnaSophia Robb and Sean Bean (but has yet to be shot). But really, fairytales in general are big business, with "Snow White And The Huntsman" proving to be a hit, and "Once Upon A Time" and "Grimm" also doing well on the small screen. So let's saturate the market!
0
Peter Pan

Perhaps it has something to do with being young forever -- a familiar quest for many in Hollywood -- that resonates so clearly with executives, but it seems they can't get enough of Peter Pan. Earlier this year, the Channing Tatum-produced "Neverland" landed "Warrior" helmer Gavin O'Connor in the director's chair, and in 2011 another movie called "Pan" lined up Aaron Eckhart, AnnaSophia Robb and Sean Bean (but has yet to be shot). But really, fairytales in general are big business, with "Snow White And The Huntsman" proving to be a hit, and "Once Upon A Time" and "Grimm" also doing well on the small screen. So let's saturate the market!

20th Century Fox and Imagine TV have decided to step into the ring with "The League Of Pan," which is -- get this -- "a re-imagining of the Peter Pan mythology." Obviously. The show will be set in the current day and follow up with some Lost Boys ten years after they bailed on Neverland to find the drugs, sex and rock 'n roll of the big city (okay, we made that last part up). The show is based on an idea by Brian McCauley Johnson, a rising writer who clearly saw the writing on the Hollywood wall and has wisely pitched the exact thing execs love. Remakes and stuff based on properties they don't have to pay for. Perfect.

It's still in early stages, needs a showrunner, a pilot screenwriter and more, so this won't be seen until 2013 at the earliest. But if you ever wanted to know what the Lost Boys would be doing in modern America, well, we guess we're going to find out. [Deadline]

This article is related to: Television, TV News, The League Of Pan


The Playlist

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


Check out Indiewire on LockerDome on LockerDome

E-Mail Updates