Aaron Eckhart, Sean Bean and AnnaSophia Robb to star in a darker Peter Pan
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
Because of course it needed it, Hollywood has decided to take Peter Pan, one of the most beloved children’s stories of all time, and make it modern and dark. Eckhart will play a tormented detective that’s after a child kidnapper, while Bean will play his trusty associate and Robb will play Wendy, who helps in the manhunt. So what was described as a darker Peter Pan sounds more like a crime thriller, but I’m sure New Line will find a way to tie it back to the classic story. The real question is; who is this going to appeal to? I’m fully on the Aaron Eckhart bandwagon, but this sounds like a tough film to pull off.
Filming is set to start in October, but we don’t have a confirmed title yet. Ben Hibbon will be directing the film based off a script by Ben Magid. And if the idea intrigues you, then keep in mind that Guillermo Del Toro was at one time attached to direct.