ByMark Newton, writer at
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Mark Newton

We truly must be in the age of regurgitating the same old characters time after time after time. It seems people will now only watch a movie with a familiar name attached. These are sad times, my friend.

The latest character to be given the movie-making defibrillator is Peter Pan — the guy who made flying around while wearing tights fashionable.

It seems — the British director best known for dressing up in period dress and shoving her in front of a camera — will be taking on the task of providing Peter Pan with a new origin story.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Greg Berlanti, of The CW's Arrow fame is producing while Jason Fuchs (how do you pronounce that surname?) is writing.

It seems Warners are very eager to get the ball rolling on their Pan project. I stressed 'their' because they're not the only ones trying to cash in on J. M. Barrie's famous literary character.

Columbia are currently developing their own movie with and attached to produce. Meanwhile, Disney is adapting the young adult Peter Pan fiction, Peter and the Starchasers, into a film with taking the helm.

Wright is the auteur behind such period dramas as Pride and Prejudice, Atonement and Anna Karenina, although he also directed the more modern day thriller, Hanna. Hopefully the combination of these skill-sets can deliver a good origin story. Although, if you ask me, nothing can beat Hook. That film basically occupied 43% of my childhood.

What do you think? Do you want to see more of the same characters? Or are you ready for some originality in Hollywood? Let us know below.


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