As the world is slowly re-emerging from lockdown amid the global health crisis, major productions are recommencing filming. This slow restart has also prompted the planning of new films which now includes Disney’s next venture. It appears the film giant isn’t slowing down on its live-action remakes with Peter Pan & Wendy set to be its next big money maker.
According to Variety, Jude Law (The New Pope and Sherlock Holmes) is in talks to play the infamous Captain Hook. He will follow in the acting footsteps of Dustin Hoffman in 1991’s Hook, Jason Isaacs in 2003’s Peter Pan and Garrett Hedlund in 2015’s Pan. The film we be directed by David Lowery – also behind Pete’s Dragon – and will most likely see a theatrical release rather than a drop straight onto Disney+.
There have been many adaptions of J.M. Barrie’s novels to date including remakes from Steven Spielberg and Joe Wright, however the animated Disney version of 1953 has been the most successful. Despite some disappointing reviews, the 2019 live-action remakes of The Lion King and Aladdin grossed over $1 billion USD at the global box office.
A release date and further cast members have not yet been announced. Stay tuned for further developments.