According to The DisInsider, Disney’s live-action adaptation of Peter Pan could be heading to their exclusive streaming service, which is set to launch next fall. The outlet also claims that Reese Witherspoon, who has been attached to her own Tinkerbell film (for quite some time now), could also make an appearance in the film.
David Lowery is set to write and direct the live-action adaption of the film. Lowery wrote and directed Disney’s Pete’s Dragon (2016). Toby Halbrooks, who co-wrote Pete’s Dragon, will also join in penning this film, with Jim Whitaker producing.
Released in 1953, Walt Disney’s animated classic told the story of Wendy and her two brothers, who are amazed when a magical boy named Peter Pan flies into their bedroom, supposedly in pursuit of his rebellious shadow. He and his fairy friend, Tinkerbell, come from a far-off place called Neverland, where children stay perpetually young. Enchanted, the kids follow him back. But when Pan’s nemesis, the pirate Captain Hook, causes trouble, the kids begin to miss their old life.
While the story has been retold many times through TV shows and movies, David Lowry did a great job with the live-action Pete’s Dragon, so it will be interesting to see his take on the tale and it could have potential to be really exciting!
Disney already has a lot of content in development for the streaming service including live-action remakes of Lady and the Tramp, Sword In The Stone, as well as Noelle starring Anna Kendrick, Magic Camp starring Adam Devine, Stargirl, 3 Men And A Baby, Don Quixote, Timmy Failure, The Paper Magician, and Togo.