Gary Ross in talks to direct Peter Pan prequel
The industry is really interested in which will be Gary Ross‘ next movie after the success of The Hunger Games. While we are sure he’s received tons of offers it seems like the director is taking his time to decide which we’ll be the next project he leads. The latest project that the director is supposedly considering is Disney‘s adaptation of the novel Peter and the Starcatchers, a Peter Pan prequel.
The Hunger Games director is developing as a directing vehicle Peter and the Starcatchers, Disney’s adaptation of the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. The 2004 children’s adventure novel was turned into an off-Broadway production that moved to the Main Stem this year and won five Tonys.
The Peter Pan fantasy, a prequel of sorts, follows a young Peter who befriends Molly, a shipmate he meets on the Never Land ship headed toward King Zarboff. Molly tells Peter of a mysterious trunk filled with magical starstuff that must remain out of the hands of the pirate Black Stache (who will lose his hand and become Captain Hook). Peter and Molly lead an effort to recover the trunk, which takes them on a treacherous journey.
We’ll keep you posted on Gary Ross‘ movements.