Joe Wright’s reworking of the classic Peter Pan legend is almost upon us, Pan swoops into UK cinemas on October 16 and a fascinating new featurette explores how the filmmakers used 3D to create their Neverland.
Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
Pan was moved from its previous summer release slot to allow more time to complete the extensive visual effects. Based on the recent new trailer and this behind the scenes, it looks like it was a wise move to delay the movie as Pan is looking mightily impressive. Starring Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Levi Miller, Rooney Mara and Amanda Seyfried, Pan will be previewing on October 10 & 11 ahead of its nationwide release.
The film stars Oscar® nominee Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) as Hook; Oscar® nominee Rooney Mara (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar (“The Dictator”) as Smee; and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter.
Amanda Seyfried (“Les Misérables”) rounds out the cast as Mary, alongside Jack Charles (“Mystery Road”) as The Chief/Tiger Lily’s father; Taejoo Na (“The Kick”) as Kwahu; Nonso Anozie (“Son of God,” “Atonement”) as Bishop; Kathy Burke (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) as Mother Barnabas; Kurt Egyiawan (“Skyfall”) as Murray; Lewis MacDougall (UK TV’s “In the Name of the Children”) as Nibs; and newcomer Leni Zieglmeier as Wendy Darling.