Swiss director Ben Hibon has been hired to direct a fantasy action thriller called Pan. Who's Ben Hibon you ask? He directed that cool animated sequence in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1.
This new film Pan is the classic story of Peter Pan, but with a dark and disturbing twist. The film follows Captain Hook as a haunted former police detective in pursuit of a childlike kidnapper, known as Peter Pan.
It's like they are giving Peter Pan the Dark Knight makeover. I love the concept, and it's definitely something I'd be interested in watching. I love that Captain Hook is the good guy in the story, and Peter Pan is the villain. The Social Capital Films and Energy Entertainment project is based on Ben Magid's script, and the movie was originally supposed to be directed by Guillermo del Toro. But the guy is focused on several other things right now.
I really enjoyed that animated sequence in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 which told the tale of the three brothers. Hopefully Hibon's talent translates well to live-action.
Filming is scheduled to start shooting next fall in Europe.