Friday 20 October 2017

Eckhart for dark retelling of Pan

Aaron Eckhart will work on a dark retelling of the Pan story
Aaron Eckhart will work on a dark retelling of the Pan story

Aaron Eckhart and AnnaSophie Robb are to star together in a dark retelling of the Peter Pan story.

The Dark Knight star will play Hook, a tormented former detective on the trail of a childlike kidnapper, while the Race To Witch Mountain actress will play Wendy, the lone survivor who leaves an asylum to help Hook in his search.

Ben Hibon, who worked as an animator on Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 will direct Pan from a screenplay by Ben Magid, a dark thriller inspired by JM Barrie's children's adventure.

Sean Bean has been cast as Smee, the chief detective and Hook's only ally on the force.

Essential Entertainment hopes to begin pre-sales in Cannes this week and is due to start filming in October in Eastern Europe.

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