Before either of those films arrives in theaters, Warner’s movie team plans to fill the pipeline with updated perennials like “Tarzan” and “Pan,” about Peter Pan. Directed by Joe Wright, who is known for sophisticated dramas like “Anna Karenina” and “Atonement,” “Pan,” set for next July, is supposed to take viewers where Peter Pan films from Disney, Universal and Sony never went.
Even its Hook, played by Garrett Hedlund, is more intriguing — in theory, at least, as the film has not yet been screened for executives — than almost anything in Warner’s recent summer. “We think of him like a Han Solo,” Ms. Kroll said.
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Principal photography will begin April 28 on Warner Bros Pictures’ live-action Peter Panfeature from director Joe Wright. A revisionist version of the J.M. Barrie tale, Pan 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.
Amanda Seyfried is the latest to be set to play Mary in the cast, which sees Hugh Jackman star as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund is Hook; Rooney Mara is Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar is Smee; and newcomer Levi Miller is Peter.In addition Jack Charles plays The Chief/Tiger Lily’s father; Taejoo Na is Kwahu; Nonso Anozie is Bishop; Kathy Burke is Mother Barnabas; Kurt Egyiawan is Murray; Lewis MacDougall is Nibs; and newcomer Leni Zieglmeier is Wendy Darling. Jason Fuchs wrote the script, and Greg Berlanti, Paul Webster and Sarah Schechter are producing, with Tim Lewis serving as executive producer.
Filming will take place at Warner Bros Studios Leavesden. The film is set for a worldwide release on July 17, 2015.