Warner Bros. is eyeing Javier Bardem for the lead villain role – the pirate Blackbeard.
He is a brilliant actor there is no shred of doubt and he will be brilliant for this role but why they are using BlackBeard and not Hook this is the question needs to be answered for now.
Jason Fuchs will be providing the screenplay for the adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic character with “Arrow” executive producer Greg Berlanti producing under his Berlanti Productions and Sarah Schechter overseeing for Warner Bros.
According to Deadline, Fuchs’ script has an orphan taken to the magical world of Neverland, where he becomes the savior of the natives and leads a rebellion against evil pirates.
The story of “Peter Pan” has been adapted on quite a few occasions, including, most famously, a 1953 Disney animated version. Alternate takes on the Barrie story have been offered in cases like Steven Spielberg’s 1991 film Hook, a sequel of sorts to the original tale. The literal origin of “Peter Pan” was also detailed on film in the 2004 biopic of Barrie, Finding Neverland, starring Johnny Depp in the lead.