News

Javier Bardem Eyed for Blackbeard Role in Peter Pan Origin Film

Source:   Deadline
November 16, 2013


It was reported earlier this week that Joe Wright (Hanna, Atonement) was in negotiations to direct a new untitled Peter Pan Origin Film, and now comes word that Warner Bros. is eyeing Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Skyfall) for the lead villain role - the pirate Blackbeard.

Jason Fuchs will be providing the screenplay for the adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic character with "Arrow" executive producer Greg Berlanti producing under his Berlanti Productions and Sarah Schechter overseeing for Warner Bros.

According to Deadline, Fuchs' script has an orphan taken to the magical world of Neverland, where he becomes the savior of the natives and leads a rebellion against evil pirates.

The question, of course, is why they are going with Blackbeard and not Hook? Only time will tell.

A similarly-themed "origin story" take on the property is also in the works at Columbia Pictures with Neverland. Among that film's producers are Channing Tatum and Joe Roth (Alice in Wonderland) with Shattered Glass scribe Billy Ray providing the screenplay.

The story of "Peter Pan" has been adapted on quite a few occasions, including, most famously, a 1953 Disney animated version. Alternate takes on the Barrie story have been offered in cases like Steven Spielberg's 1991 film Hook, a sequel of sorts to the original tale. The literal origin of "Peter Pan" was also detailed on film in the 2004 biopic of Barrie, Finding Neverland, starring Johnny Depp in the lead.

(Photo Credit: Getty Images)


| 0 comments | Add a comment

From Around the Web

comments powered by Disqus
Latest Headlines:

Adam McKay Eyes Marvel Studios Project as Director
Check Out 75 Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer Screengrabs!
Two New Interstellar TV Spots Take You Beyond Our World
The Official Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer and Poster are Here!
Will Smith to Executive Produce Hitch Television Series
Steve Carell and Charlie Kaufman Team for IQ 83
Margot Robbie Targets The Taliban Shuffle Opposite Tina Fey
CS Video: Ice Cube Explains How Filming Straight Outta Compton was Like Back to the Future
Into the Woods Reveals a Dozen New Images
Keanu Reeves Lights Things Up as John Wick
Guardians of the Galaxy's Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Comes to Cassette!
Quicksilver Teased for X-Men: Apocalypse and Maybe Even His Own Solo Film
Game of Thrones' Nathalie Emmanuel Joins The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
The New TV Spot for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Watch Air New Zealand's Epic The Hobbit Safety Video
The Domestic Trailer for The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death!
Steve Coogan Boards Showtime's Happyish
TNT Greenlights Cold Justice Spinoff

Follow ComingSoon.net on Twitter
MOST ACTIVE
From our partners