Every piece of classic literature is getting a reboot these days and it was foolish to think Peter Pan would buck the trend. Last week, a pitch went out for a package called “Peter Pan Begins” with Channing Tatum attached to star, screenwriter Billy Ray (Shattered Glass) writing the script, and Joe Roth (Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland) producing. Because audiences must know Peter Pan’s origin story, the pitch ignited a bidding war and Heat Vision reports that Sony Pictures came out on top to the tune of about $1 million.
I wasn’t too interested in the project when it was initially mentioned but finding out the price that Sony paid for it makes me wonder what they have in mind. This one just got slightly elevated on my radar, so I’m interested for more news.
The only thing that’s somewhat concerning, without more details, is that Tatum is attached to star. He’s a bit old to play the young boy that’s seen in most other interpretations so I’m curious if they plan to change Pan, like in Hook, or if they have another role in mind.