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
The Making Of The West Wing
Subscribe To Empire Today
Save money and get 12 issues for only £25
Go Think Big
Helping young people achieve their career dreams
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
New Into The Woods Images Stalk Online
Chris Pine and co. are feeling musical
Exclusive First Look At Helen Mirren In Eye In The Sky
Gavin Hood's new drone warfare thriller
Margot Robbie Set To Do The Taliban Shuffle
She's in negotiations for Tina Fey's new film
Steve Coogan Heads For Happyish
Replacing Philip Seymour Hoffman in the dark comedy show
Nick Frost Finds The Finger
A new US TV sitcom
Rupert Wyatt’s The Gambler Red Band Trailer Lands Online
John Goodman and Mark Wahlberg fill the swear jar
Nathalie Emmanuel Heads For Maze Runner Sequel
She'll be part of The Scorch Trials
The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death Trailer Materialises
Tom Harper's horror sequel opens its doors to visitors
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
11 December 2013
Tron Writer Catches Fire
Jesse Wigutow is adapting Brian Michael Bendis' comic
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

Gary Ross Locks In Starcatchers
He'll make Peter Pan prequel next

20 August 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Gary Ross Locks In Starcatchers

The race to get the next fantasy character up on screens (in this case, Peter Pan) has taken a turn, with word that Gary Ross has officially decided to make Peter And The Starcatchers his next movie.

The man who last brought us The Hunger Games – and then passed on the chance to make the sequel – has been weighing up several possible projects for a few months now. In July, it was announced that he was seriously considering Jesse Wigutow’s adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley's book.

Berry and Pearson’s 2004 tome has already been turned into a successful, Tony-winning play and has been in development at Disney for a while now. The plot acts as a semi-prequel to Peter’s adventures in Neverland, following a young Pan on a voyage making friends with a girl named Molly. She reveals the existence of a trunk full of magical starstuff that has been targeted by the evil Black ‘Stache’ Moustache, a pirate with pillaging on his mind. Together, the kids must keep it out of Black Stache’s hands…

According to Deadline, the producers are waiting for Wigutow to deliver his next script draft in October before deciding on budgets and other details. But Ross is apparently pushing to make the movie next year.

If it does go into production, this would be in competition with Sony’s take on Pan, which features Warrior’s Gavin O’Connor directing and Channing Tatum as a producer. 


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

First Still From Lee Daniels' The Butler
Forest Whitaker will serve you now
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 12 Apps Every Film Fan Needs On Their Smartphone
The handheld essentials to enhance your movie life

Empire Meets Jason Bateman And Tina Fey
The stars of This Is Where I Leave You hang out

The Scariest Film Of The Year? Jennifer Kent On The Babadook
The director talks us through her terrifying new film

10 Horror Spin-Offs We Want To See
After Annabelle, what other supporting characters deserve their own film?

Documentaries: What Happened Next
We track down and interview the stars of great non-fiction films

Your Introductory Guide To That DC Movie Slate
Suicide Squad? Cyborg? Aquaman? We explain who’s who in the DC Universe

Captain America 3, Iron Man And Civil War: Where Next For The Marvel Cinematic Universe?
What to make of today's Marvel news

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
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)