If you told me yesterday that I would have loved the new trailer for PAN more than the new Jurassic World trailer, I would have scoffed.
Well, yesterday is quite far since today I’m all about going to Neverland with Joe Wright’s beautiful take on the J.M. Barrie’s classic, Peter Pan. Wright is one of my favorite directors, yet it escaped my attention that he was working on PAN. It was a nice surprise when his name popped up during the trailer. And boy, does it look like he’s made another visually stunning movie. I’m not a big fan of Peter Pan; still I couldn’t help but be swept away in this trailer. Hugh Jackman seems to play Blackbeard with the right amount of theatricality, while new star Levi Miller looks to have the charm to hold up a movie of this size and scope. Rooney Mara also stars as Tiger Lily, and we’ll see Garrett Hedlund crack a few jokes as Hook.
Watch the new trailer and check out the character posters below:
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From Warner Bros. Pictures comes, “Pan,” a live-action Peter Pan feature directed by Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice”).
Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
The film stars Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) as Hook; Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar (“The Dictator”) as Smee; and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter.
Rounding out the cast are Taejoo Na (“The Kick”) as Kwahu; Nonso Anozie (“Son of God,” “Atonement”) as Bishop; Kathy Burke (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) as Mother Barnabas; Kurt Egyiawan (“Skyfall”) as Murray; Lewis MacDougall (UK TV’s “In the Name of the Children”) as Nibs; newcomer Leni Zieglmeier as Wendy Darling; Jack Charles (“Mystery Road”) as The Chief/Tiger Lily’s father; and Amanda Seyfried (“Les Misérables”) as Mary.
Wright directs “Pan” from a screenplay written by Jason Fuchs. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Paul Webster are producing, with Tim Lewis serving as executive producer.
“Pan” is set for a worldwide release in 3D and 2D in select theatres and IMAX® on July 17, 2015.