Peter Pan has appeared on our screens more than almost any other fairy tale character, but Joe Wright’s new take on the classic story promises to offer a bold new interpretation for modern audiences, which should help separate Pan from the likes of Hook and Disney’s Peter Pan.
The man behind the lush aesthetics of Atonement and Anna Karenina has built an an impressive new world in the first trailer for Pan. Filled with mesmerizing colors and larger than life visuals, the look of Neverland stands in direct contrast with the miserable orphanage which Pan (Levi Miller) is plucked from by Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) and his crew. Intrigued? Neverland is only one click away…
The tone of Pan is clearly family orientated, so Wright will have to tread a fine line between the camp fun of the source material and still find a way to keep the adults from falling asleep in the cinema. Either way, Jackman’s flamboyant turn as Blackbeard will certainly raise a few eyebrows and there’s more than enough eye candy available with Amanda Seyfried and Garrett Hedlund in the roles of Pan’s Mother and Hook.
What do you think of the first trailer for Pan? Will Joe Wright’s latest reignite the success of his earlier features? Will Hedlund make his own mark on the role of Hook? And will we be able to look past that bloody cockney accent Miller’s putting on for the title role? Let us know in the comments section below!
Pan will fly into cinemas on July 17, 2015.