Movie News: Gavin O’Connor and Channing Tatum To Give Us NEVERLAND

Written by Chris Holt Friday, 16 March 2012

Movie News

A while back actor Channing Tatum (G.I. JOE) and writer Billy Ray (THE HUNGER GAMES) were shopping around a screenplay entitled PETER PAN BEGINS. The script must have pleased someone because Sony have snapped up the script and have brought in Gavin O’Connor (WARRIOR) to direct.

The film is now entitled NEVERLAND and although details are scarce you can expect a gritty reinvention of JM Barrie's classic fairytale. So what this probably means is a pimp Captain Hook, a drug dealing Smee, Wendy as a prostitute with a heart of gold and a buff Peter Pan played by Tatum. I kid, but you can tell what sort of direction this will likely take, I mean Channing Tatum isn’t exactly a childlike figure is he?

It seems these days if you want something to hit big at the box office you have to chuck grit in the eye of the original concept. JOHN CARTER’s recent dismal performance has probably put the end to wide eyed wonder and non cynical films for a while…

Thoughts? Share 'em with your fellow readers in the Comments section or on Twitter @Starburst_Mag


Suggested Articles:
With Dwayne Johnson having been cast as DC villain Black Adam a fair while ago now, it’s been reve
Shane Black’s The Predator is close to making another new addition to its cast, this time looking
With Justice League Dark the next animated DC offering, after that comes the hotly-anticipated Teen
The talented Dick Gautier, who played Hymie the Robot in the Get Smart series, has passed away. Bor
scroll back to top

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Sign up today!
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner

      
      
 
 
 
 
 
...
 
Notice: Undefined index: sub_content in D:\inetpub\wwwroot\modules\mod_yt_content_slideshowii\tmpl\theme4.php on line 144
Notice: Undefined index: sub_content in D:\inetpub\wwwroot\modules\mod_yt_content_slideshowii\tmpl\theme4.php on line 144
Notice: Undefined index: sub_content in D:\inetpub\wwwroot\modules\mod_yt_content_slideshowii\tmpl\theme4.php on line 144
Notice: Undefined index: sub_content in D:\inetpub\wwwroot\modules\mod_yt_content_slideshowii\tmpl\theme4.php on line 144