Pan Goes 3-D

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Variety is reporting that Disney animation is in development of a 3-D CGI feature based on the bestselling “Peter and the Starcatchers.”

The story is a loose prequel to the beloved “Peter Pan,” and follows a modern 8-year-old Peter who leads a group of orphaned boys on the ship Never Land. Peter and shipmate Molly lead an effort to recover a trunk of magical starstuff, before it can fall into the hands of the pirate Black Stache.

The book was written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson and will be published by Disney Editions in August.