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“Peter Pan” officially announced as the next Disney live-action film adaptation

in Disney, Movies

It’s time to fly back to Neverland.

With The Jungle Book taking over theaters this weekend, Walt Disney Pictures has officially announced that they will be developing its next live-action adaptation of an animated classic: Peter Pan. 

David Lowery — already having taken charge of the Pete’s Dragon remake — will be helming the all-new adaptation of the story, along with Toby Hallbrooks penning the script. With several live-action Disney adaptations erupting out of the corporation like a sparkly, magical geyser, this is one of those films I can get behind.

We’ve seen many studios take on the character of the boy who could never grow up, but it’s Disney’s 1953 animated classic that has proven the most successful adaptation of them all.

Are you excited to see a new take on Disney’s Peter Pan? Let me know what you think in the comments!

 

7 Comments

  1. EricJ

    And note how many times Lowery’s work on Pete’s Dragon will be mentioned in the press releases–
    Disney has a tendency to make three movies at once, before the first one even comes out. Call it “Wishful thinking.”

  2. Heather

    Better have a Native American as Tiger Lily, unlike Pan, where she was played by a white girl.

    1. EricJ

      And even Pan was baldfaced plagiarizing the SyFy “Neverland” miniseries where they used actual native actors–
      Instead of fantasy-washing any hint of ethnicity and making them look like showgirls at Rio Vegas.

      But, like Disney’s Jungle Book vs. the other one, sounds like they’ll be sticking to the movie rather than the book, so it’ll be closer to the Disney than to that live-action ’03 mess.

  3. Bella

    YESSSSS!!!! I FREAKING LOVE PETER PAN!! MAKE ROBBIE KAY ACT OUT PETER PAN AND YOU’LL GET A SHIT TON OF VIEWS

  4. Bailey

    I love Peter Pan so freaking much, and I’m so ready for a new movie about the classic! HOWEVER, I hope that they will follow the book a lot more this time unlike how they rewrote over half the story to their own liking in the cartoon movies.

  5. Kevin Vickery

    Fuck you Hollywood.

  6. Miranda

    Yes! I would love to see Robbie again as Pan in this live action movie!
    He’s my all time favorite villain on Once!

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