Disney ventures once again to Neverland (the Land of Never Never). “Peter Pan & Wendy”, one of the animated classics of his filmography, will premiere a live action version this year, in the same vein as “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aladdin”.
This new version comes seven years after the premiere of «Bread»by Joe Wright, and 31 years after the remembered «Hook» by Steven Spielberg.
The film, directed by David Lowery, premiered its first trailer on Tuesday, February 28, which highlights the first image of Jud Law’s sinister Captain Hook, as well as Yara Shahidi’s brave Tinkerbell. Likewise, you can see Tiger Lily, who will apparently have a representation more in line with the character’s ethnicity.
like the original
The trailer for “Peter Pan & Wendy” shows a very similar approach, in terms of style and approach, with the previous Disney remake, looking for a way to innovate without losing the adventurous spirit of the original source. Screen Rant highlights in this sense, in fact, that the advance presents Wendy in the same way as the animated film.
On top of that, the clip features stunning footage from Neverland, courtesy of the film’s cinematographer Bojan Bazelli, and foreshadows an action-packed confrontation between Wendy and Captain Hook.
Unlike many other Disney live-action remakes that have undergone extensive character design changes, both Tinkerbell and Captain Hook look almost identical to the animated characters.
Jude Law’s villain, however, seems to be going for a much scarier proposition in his facial features than the recent animated or live-action version. The British Alexander Moloney is in charge of giving life to Peter Pan, a role that marks his debut on the big screen.
In addition to the aforementioned stars, the cast of the film also features performances by Joshua Pickering, Jacobi Jupe, Jim Gaffigan, Noah Matthews Matofsky, Sebastian Billingsley-Rodriguez, Alyssa Wapanatâhk, Felix de Sousa, Molly Parker, Alan Tudyk, Diana Tsoy, Caelan Edie, Florence Bensberg, among others.
“In making ‘Peter Pan & Wendy,’ we set out to create a film that would honor both JM Barrie’s original text and Walt Disney’s animated adaptation,” Lowery said of the film.
“We wanted to reinvigorate our story with emotional sincerity, an open heart, and a great longing for adventure. Hundreds of amazing artists spent many years bringing this film to the screen. I’m excited for the public to see his work, to go on this journey, and rediscover a perennial tale from a new perspective.”
Inspired by the classic children’s book, “Peter Pan & Wendy” retells the story of the boy who didn’t want to grow up and his friend Wendy. The latter, together with her brothers and a little fairy named Tinkerbell, travels with Peter to the magical world of Neverland. There, he meets an evil pirate captain, Captain Hook, and embarks on a dangerous adventure that will change his life forever.
“Peter Pan & Wendy” will hit theaters on April 28 of this year.