Last month we learned that Pan, a new spin on the Peter Pan legend from director Joe Wright, had been pushed back from its summer release date, in order to allow more time for the visual effects. If this latest trailer is any indication, that extra work is paying off.
Warner Bros. debuted the new Pan trailer early this morning. Check it out below.
It’s hard to argue that Pan is shaping up to be a breathtakingly gorgeous film, but as much as I’m looking forward to this one, I’m still not sure how much mileage Wright can get out of the story. We already know what the future holds for these characters, so with Hook (Garrett Hedlund) destined to become the mortal enemy of Peter (newcomer Levi Miller), we know that the most fearsome pirate in Neverland, Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman), is ultimately doomed.
But then again, sometimes it’s the journey itself that is the most enjoyable part, and so far Pan seems to have a whimsical, almost magical feel that should resonate with audiences. Let’s just hope the narrative can compete with the visual splendor when Pan hits theaters on October 9.
From director Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice”) comes “Pan,” a live-action feature presenting a wholly original adventure about the beginnings of the beloved characters created by J.M. Barrie. Peter (Levi Miller) is a mischievous 12-year-old boy with an irrepressible rebellious streak, but in the bleak London orphanage where he has lived his whole life those qualities do not exactly fly. Then one incredible night, Peter is whisked away from the orphanage and spirited off to a fantastical world of pirates, warriors and fairies called Neverland. There, he finds amazing adventures and fights life-or-death battles while trying to uncover the secret of his mother, who left him at the orphanage so long ago, and his rightful place in this magical land. Teamed with the warrior Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) and a new friend named James Hook (Garrett Hedlund), Peter must defeat the ruthless pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) to save Neverland and discover his true destiny—to become the hero who will forever be known as Peter Pan.