Disney’s latest trailer for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic story, Peter Pan & Wendy, has been released and it looks like audiences are in for a treat. Directed by David Lowery, who has previously showcased his talents in films like The Green Knight and Pete’s Dragon, this new film adaptation promises to be an exciting adventure in Neverland.
The timeless tale follows the story of a young girl who defies her parents’ wishes to attend boarding school and embarks on a journey with her two younger brothers to the magical world of Neverland. There, they meet a boy who refuses to grow up, a tiny fairy, and an evil pirate captain, and soon find themselves in the midst of a thrilling and dangerous adventure far away from their family and the comforts of home.
The trailer gives us a glimpse into the visually stunning world of Neverland, complete with breathtaking landscapes, fantastical creatures, and plenty of swashbuckling action. Lowery’s vision for the film appears to be an ambitious one, capturing the magic and wonder of Barrie’s original story while adding his own unique twist.
Fans of the classic tale will undoubtedly be excited to see this new adaptation come to life on the big screen. With a talented director at the helm and a stellar cast including Yara Shahidi as Tinker Bell, Jude Law as Captain Hook, and Alexander Molony as Peter Pan, Peter Pan & Wendy is shaping up to be a must-see adventure for audiences of all ages.
Lowery previously talked about his vision for the film saying he wanted to make “The Revenant with flying kids.” He added: “I hesitate to use the word grounded because it has fairies and flying children in it. But when I went to talk to the studio about it I was like ‘What if we stay true to the original material, remove the problematic elements of both the novel and the animated film of course, but then treat it like The Revenant. What if we made The Revenant with flying kids?’ And they were into it. It’s not 100% like that but it’s sort of the ethos by which we’ve gone about making it….That was sort of the idea, have it be visceral, have it be grounded, it’s still joyful, it’s still full of exuberance and magic, so that’s why I don’t like to use the word ‘grounded.’”
Lowery also said: “In making Peter Pan & Wendy, we set out to craft a film that honors both the original J.M. Barrie text and Walt Disney’s animated adaptation; we wanted to invigorate our retelling with emotional sincerity, an open heart, and a grand yearning for adventure. Hundreds of incredible artists spent many years bringing this film to the screen; I’m excited for audiences to see their work, to go on this ride, and to rediscover an evergreen tale from a new perspective.”
The highly anticipated film adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale, “Peter Pan,” is set to hit Disney+ on April 28th, 2023. The film stars a talented ensemble cast, including Ever Anderson as Wendy, Alexander Molony as Peter Pan, Jude Law as the infamous Captain Hook, and Yara Shahidi taking on the iconic role of Tinker Bell.
In addition to the main cast, the movie also features Molly Parker as Mrs. Darling, Alan Tudyk as Mr. Darling, Joshua Pickering as John, Jacobi Jupe as Michael, Alyssa Wapanatank as Tiger Lily, and Jim Gaffigan as Smee. Each of these actors brings their own unique flair to the beloved characters, making for a dynamic and engaging cinematic experience.
Directed by David Lowery, the film promises to transport audiences to the magical world of Neverland, where they will witness the timeless story of Peter Pan and his adventures with Wendy and the Lost Boys, as they battle Captain Hook and his crew. The film has been highly anticipated by fans of the original story and promises to deliver on all fronts.
So mark your calendars for April 28th, 2023, and get ready to experience the magic of “Peter Pan” once again, in this thrilling and enchanting new film adaptation.