Ben Hibon to Direct Pan

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Variety reports that Swiss director Ben Hibon, who helmed the animated sequence in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, is set to direct the fantasy action thriller Pan.

The Social Capital Films and Energy Entertainment project is based on Ben Magid’s script, which was originally going to be directed by Guillermo del Toro.

The trade says the movie “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.”

Filming is scheduled to start shooting next fall in Europe.