Warner Bros. has dropped the first Pan trailer, giving us a good look at the upcoming reimagining from director Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, The Soloist).
This origins story of sorts sees orphan Peter Pan (Levi Miller) kidnapped by Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) and his band of pirates. Taken to Neverland, young Pan meets an assortment of characters, including Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) and Hook (Garrett Hedlund).
It’s hard to know what to make of this one. While the Baz Lurhmann-esque visuals suit the film, the tone doesn’t seem to be solidified — at least in the trailer. A campy and childish attempt at twisting the classic J.M. Barrie story, or a creative and energetic take with a cast delivering fun performances? We’ll see…
Official synopsis for Pan:
Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
The film stars Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) as Hook; Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar (“The Dictator”) as Smee; and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter.
ETA: USA & UK – 17 July, 2015.