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Gavin O’Connor to Direct Neverland, Produced By Channing Tatum

15 March 2012 7:29 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Director Gavin O'Connor (Warrior) has been tapped to helm the Sony Pictures production of Neverland, a film that features Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street). There is some confusion as to the plot of Neverland, which was formerly known as Pan; this is where the trouble started. When last we reported on this particular Peter Pan-related project, there was another movie titled Pan that was also in production. That film, directed by animation sequence and video game director Ben Hibon (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1), stars Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) as Captain Hook, AnnaSophia Robb (Bridge to Terabithia) as Wendy and Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) as Smee. Scripted by Benjamin Magid, this twist on the classic J.M. Barrie tale pits a heroic Captain Hook in search of a child-stealing Peter Pan. While this actually sounds like a fresh spin on an old story, it has nothing to »

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Universal Nabs Spec Script ‘Thirteen,’ From ‘Pan’ Writer Benjamin Majid

22 January 2012 8:42 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Along with the confirmation of a Last Exorcism sequel, here comes another found footage possession movie, this one courtesy of writer Benjamin Magid. Variety informs us that Universal has bought the rights to his spec script Thirteen, which reportedly bares some similarity to the 1990 sci-fi thriller Flatliners — which is actually being remade. Otherwise, that’s all we’re hearing at the moment.

The sale is the second project Magid has going on; Pan, his dark supernatural twist on J.M. Barrie’s classic Peter Pan story, was announced last May. Currently in pre-production, it puts an adult spin on the well-known narrative with Captain Hook as a police detective on the trail of a notorious kidnapper. Aaron Eckhart, AnnaSophia RobbSean Bean and Terrence Stamp are among those listed as starring in the film, which will be brought to life by animation director Ben Hibon (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 »

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