You've seen Ben Hibon's gorgeous zombie animation work in A.D. and more recently in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. But now Hibon's getting a project all his own: a dark Peter Pan movie where Hook is the good guy.
Variety is reporting that Swiss director Hibon has signed on to direct Pan, a dark retelling of the Peter Pan fairy tale. Originally intended for Guillermo del Toro, "the film puts a dark spin on J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan," with Captain Hook as a haunted former police detective in pursuit of a childlike kidnapper — an idea we love. Say what you will about Tinkerbell, Peter Pan kidnapped tons and tons of children to form his troupe of "lost boys," orphaned or not, and it's creepy. And it's about time someone exploited this for a highly entertaining feature.
We're also very excited about getting Hibon involved. This was the same artist who oversaw the animated sequence in Harry Potter where they explain the Deathly Hallows' origins, and is directing the zombie movie A.D. And if you've forgotten how amazing the teaser trailer for A.D. was, then here it is again.
Needless to say, we're excited about Hibon's dark Peter Pan feature.