Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Want To Be An Empire Journalist?
Find out how here
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Matt Damon May Tackle The Great Wall
He's considering Zhang Yimou's epic
The Maze Runner Sequel Has A Release Date
Prepare for Scorch Trials in 2015
Angelina Jolie Will Direct Poaching Tale Africa
A new true-life story
New Red Band Trailer For The Interview
Seth Rogen and James Franco are on a mission
The Maze Runner Sprints To The Top Of The US Box Office
A Walk Among The Tombstones strolls in second
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
14 October 2012
Joe Wright Considering Houdini
He 's in talks for Summit's biopic
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Hunger Games (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Seabiscuit
Empire Star Rating
Pleasantville
Empire Star Rating
Dave
Empire Star Rating
Big
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Ross Finds Peter And The Starcatchers
Pan's prequel?

17 July 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Ross Finds Peter And The Starcatchers

Since deciding not to return to direct Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire, Gary Ross has been lining up one or two alternative movies to consider as his next gig. He’s already got a Houdini project bubbling away, but The Hollywood Reporter brings word that he’s also negotiating to take on Peter And The Starcatchers for Disney.

Jesse Wigutow is on board to write the script, which adapts Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s 2004 book. Starcatchers is a sort of Peter Pan prequel, which finds a young Pete befriending a girl named Molly while on board a Never Land ship. She reveals the existence of a trunk filled with magical starstuff that has to be kept from the hands of the devious pirate Black 'Stache' Moustache, which results in an adventure. And, if you didn’t already guess it, in Black Stache losing a hand on his way to becoming Captain Hook.

The book, picked up in a deal by the Mouse House back in 2005, has already been turned into a successful play across the pond and scored five Tony awards, which might explain the sudden new rush of interest. Ross is taking his time picking his next film, though, so Peter might have to wait a while longer...


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Drew Struzan Documentary Trailer
The Man Behind The Poster revealed
Hugh Laurie May Be Robocop's Villain
UPDATE: He's no longer in talks

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Future Of Film: The Streaming Services Will Be Major Studios
(Or how Hollywood will have to start worrying about Netflix)

The Empire Podcast #129: Liam Neeson Interview
Plus Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Holliday Grainger and Jessica Brown Findlay drop by to talk The Riot Club

The Future Of Film: We'll Be Watching Films In Virtual Reality
Immerse cinema aims to become the must-have experience for the filmgoers of the future

The Future Of Film: Cinema Will Cross The Uncanny Valley
The future of VFX, from believable digital humans to underwater mocap

The Future Of Film: There Will Be Another Indie Golden Age
Independent producers are growing from micro-budgets to something a lot bigger

Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi masterpiece

Shut Up, World! Gary Busey Is Talking!
Strap yourselves in and meet a true Hollywood original.

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)