Joe Wright, most known for his work on films such as Hanna and Atonement, is reportedly looking at adapting the classic tale of Peter Pan which was originally created by J.M. Barrie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jason Fuchs will pen the screenplay for the project with Greg Berlanti producing. Fuchs is most known for writing the script for Ice Age: Continental Drift. Berlanti is currently serving as executive producer of the CW series, “Arrow.”
Peter Pan has been previously adapted several times over the past decades such as the famous 1953 animated Disney feature and the 1991 Steven Spielberg film Hook, a sequel of sorts to the original tale which starred Robin Williams (that is utterly awesome.) The literal origin of “Peter Pan” was also detailed on film in the 2004 biopic of Barrie, Finding Neverland, starring Johnny Depp in the lead (and it was only okay.)
There is no word yet on when production will begin on the film or who the studio is eyeing to take the lead roles. More news will be released as the project moves forward over the next several months.
This project should not be confused with the similarly themed “origin story” film that is currently in the works at Columbia Pictures and Neverland.