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Warner Bros. Sets Joe Wright's Pan for June 26, 2015

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures
December 12, 2013

Warner Bros. has set a June 26, 2015 release date for director Joe Wright's Pan, a new filmic take on J.M. Barrie's classic character, Peter Pan. Ice Age: Continental Drift scribe Jason Fuchs is providing the screenplay for the project with "Arrow" executive producer Greg Berlanti producing.

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.

A similarly-themed "origin story" take on the property is already 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 June 26 release date will have Pan opening opposite Seth MacFarlane's Ted 2.

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