J.M. Barrie’s stories about Peter Pan have been revamped and visualized in many different ways since they were published in the early 1900s, and director Joe Wright is putting his own spin on the story and characters with Pan. The first trailer for the upcoming film has just been released, and it hints at a Peter Pan origin story. This version of Peter is an orphan and he’s taken away along with other orphans to Neverland. We don’t see much of the island, only that there’s a giant mine. Maybe they’re digging for pixie dust?
Newcomer Levi Miller stars as Peter, Garrett Hedlund is Hook (but not like the Hook we’re using to seeing in Peter Pan adaptations), Rooney Mara is Tiger Lily (yes, they’ve unfortunately whitewashed the character and her tribe), and Hugh Jackman is Blackbeard. Jackman is practically unrecognizable as the pirate, and he’s the most interesting part of the trailer. Take a look:
While the tease is light on fairies and magic, there is a gorgeous flying ship. In fact, a lot of the imagery in the trailer is lovely and eye-catching. That fits with Wright’s previous work; I’m specifically thinking of Atonement. Looks aren’t enough though and beyond the visuals, I don’t feel any particular connection to the story as presented.
Get a closer look at Pan’s primary cast in these posters:
Wright’s Pan hits theaters in July 2015.
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