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Peter Pan Prequel Will Be Next Directorial Effort From 'Hunger Games' Helmer Gary Ross

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • August 21, 2012 3:01 PM
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Now that the dust has settled around “The Hunger Games” helmer Gary Ross’ exit following the first entry in the multi-million dollar film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ popular book series, it looks as if he’s finally decided to start picking that next project he can use his 'Hunger Games' cachet on to get going. He did sign on for "Houdini" over at Summit, and while he was rumored to be eyeing "Tarzan" at Warner Bros., we were told the director would not be swinging from the jungle vines anytime soon. Instead, it was revealed Ross would be heading to Neverland with Disney, tackling the tale of another group of kids – albeit ones who never grow up.

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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 17, 2012 5:55 PM
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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.

Alex Proyas To Helm 'Gods Of Egypt' For Summit, Fox & Scott Free Grab E-Book Sensation 'Wool'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • May 18, 2012 2:50 PM
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Score one for the self-published author. In a bidding war comparable to the recent "50 Shades of Grey" face-off, 20th Century Fox has acquired the film rights for Hugh Howey's self-published, post-apocalyptic e-book, "Wool." Originally started as a stand-alone story in 2011, fervor over Howey's work led to more installments, the first five of which have been compiled into a omnibus edition. Howey self-published "Wool" through Amazon, and, after positive word-of-mouth, sold over 140,000 copies through e-book in just under six months. Not bad for a guy who worked as a yacht captain for eight years before pursuing a literary career (can't make stuff like that up).

Disney Considering A 'Peter Pan' Prequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 25, 2011 7:11 AM
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Can't say we're all that surprised. With Sony teaming with Channing Tatum and Billy Ray to the tune of around $1 million, picking up their "Peter Pan Begins" project, it was only a matter of time before the competition started dipping their toes in the water of Neverland. And the fact that it's Disney isn't much of a shocker either.

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