Hollywood has taken a liking to re-doing fairytales of late, with Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel and Snow White all in various stages of movie production.
Now we can add Peter Pan to that list, with the pint-sized hero of J.M. Barrie’s tale apparently set for the prequel treatment, with a movie pitch entitled Peter Pan Begins currently doing the rounds.
If you sniggered, you’re not alone. But it seems that the pitch is garnering a fair bit of attention, with Channing Tatum attached to star, and Billy Ray good to go on the film’s script.
Considering this sounds like a prequel, it’s safe to bet that Tatum won’t be playing the title role – unless the character’s massively aged up, which sort of goes against the whole point of Barrie’s yarn.
Still, will Peter Pan Begins take inspiration from its namesake Batman Begins and grit-up the fairydust-splattered tale for a modern audience lusting after violence and realism?