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A Q&A with Pan Director Joe Wright

18 May 2015 4:56 PM, PDT

 

Joe Wright is an expert in bringing literary classics such as Anna Karenina and Pride & Prejudice to gorgeous life on the movie screen, infusing each frame with dazzling color and coaxing moving performances from his casts. But while Anna Karenina and Pride & Prejudice followed the basic storylines crafted by their original authors,  his upcoming film Pan presents a new vision of Peter Pan as realized by screenwriter Jason Fuchs (Ice Age: Continental Drift).

We spoke with Wright in a phone interview about Pan, the evergreen appeal of J.M. Barrie‘s timeless character,  and the film’s lush visuals.

IMDb: This is Jason Fuchs’ first live-action screenplay. Can you talk about what it’s like to develop this new take on the Peter Pan mythology with him?

Joe Wright: I think maybe because of his youth, he brought a wonderful exuberance and energy to the screenplay and the »

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