No one ever thinks of Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan as sharing the same world. But, they’re fantasy stories. What if they did? That’s the first kernel of Come Away, a new live-action movie that’ll be directed by Brenda Chapman.
Hey, Hollywood. Did you learn nothing from Warner Bros. box-office bomb Pan? The answer is clear, because now we’ve got news of yet another Peter Pan adaptation. This time, it’ll be a live-action entry from Disney, the studio that made the iconic animated version of J.M. Barrie’s tale, back in 1953.
When Walt Disney was at his best, his movies worked on many levels. As family entertainment, they were brilliant. But the subversive themes and winks to the adult audience were there too, and this Disney art by Heather Theurer is in the same vein.
For a movie that was meant to represent an “international and multi-racial world,” Pan had a main cast that was as shockingly white as the one in Gods of Egypt—including the originally Native American Tiger Lily, played by Rooney Mara. Now Mara is washing her hands of the movie, including her own casting in it.
This is an incredible image: Titled ‘An anciente mappe of Fairyland: newly discovered and set forth’, it was created by Bernard Sleigh in 1917 as a comprehensive mashup of a whole bunch of fairy tales.
Pan was kind of a letdown in general. But the Peter Pan origins movie does have one totally bonkers moment that’s worth checking out—when Hugh Jackman leads all the captive boys in a singalong of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Hear it for yourself!
It’s just over a century since Scottish novelist J.M. Barrie adapted his stage play Peter and Wendy into a novel. And now, there’s a beautiful new edition of Barrie’s book, illustrated by MinaLima, the firm that did the graphics in the Harry Potter films. Check out an exclusive look inside the brand new Peter Pan!
Hardly a week goes by without Disney announcing a live-action adaptation of something. Some of them make a sort of sense, and the others are complete lunacy. As we have done before, it’s time to figure out just how many of these things are on the way—and how doomed we are.
Jane Krakowski "leaked" her audition for Peter Pan Live! and it's everything we wanted and more. Watch this if you miss 30 Rock.
Since everybody's freaking out about the Jurassic World trailer, almost no one's paying attention to the first trailer for Joe Wright's strange Peter Pan prequel movie. I don't know if that's good or bad, because Pan looks incredibly weird.
Peter Pan Live! has released even more dancing and singing footage from the dress rehearsal of their soon-to-be-live and televised musical show. If there was any doubt that there is magic in this world, please let the pausing and mugging Walken clear that up for you.
NBC's Peter Pan Live! show is nearing its official air date. In hopes of getting us all very, very excited, the studio has released a snippet of dress rehearsal footage, and Christopher Walken's Captain Hook is already stealing the show.
NBC has released a trailer for their Peter Pan LIVE! But because this is a live presentation, this isn't really a trailer at all, but a weird behind-the-scenes video of a photoshoot in which an orchestra warms up and the sound of unknown people marching faster and faster. It's actually kind of creepy.
What happened to Peter Pan's band of Lost Boys after they left Neverland and grew up? In the show League of Pan, currently in development, they grew apart—at least until someone starts murdering them one-by-one.
Star Wars has announced the return of another actor. Ryan Gosling's rumored to be in all the genre films. Could Batman v. Superman be building Wonder Woman's home in New Mexico? See a first look at Alexander Siddig in Game of Thrones. Plus, more details on Interstellar and Terminator: Genisys. Spoilers now!
NBC Is making a live-action, Peter Pan-inspired workplace comedy titled Wendy and Peter. It sounds like The Office meets J.M. Barrie's classic fairy tale. I volunteer the whole of Brooklyn as both a cast and location (including myself).
Christopher Walken doesn't quite look like himself all dolled up as Captain Hook for the upcoming live televised performance of the musical Peter Pan. In fact, he doesn't look quite like a real human being.
Plus, will Spider-Man actually be in the Sinister Six movie? Morgan Freeman joins the cast of Ted 2. Bryan Fuller hopes the American Gods show lasts more than one season. Agents of SHIELD's executive producers tease appearances by even more Marvel characters. Spoilers now!
The first-ever image from the NBC live Peter Pan musical shows off Allison Williams in her updated Peter Pan costume, and the modern day recreation of the Broadway show has upgraded Peter from tights to shorts. Now Peter kind of looks like he belongs in Brooklyn, which yeah, that works.