Screen Junkies » Pan http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:40:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Lupita Nyong’o Being Considered For ‘Star Wars VII’ Lead http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lupita-nyongo-being-considered-for-star-wars-vii-lead/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lupita-nyongo-being-considered-for-star-wars-vii-lead/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:52:07 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=260282 I hope she's the new Boba Fett.

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If we knew what the movie was about, we could speculate wildly on what her role might be, but for now, we’ll just have to settle for “Lupita Nyong’o might be in the next Star Wars movie.”

Word is that she actually met with director J.J. Abrams before she won the Oscar, so her inclusion might not be as opportunistic as us cynics would immediately think. She recently lost the role of Tiger Lilly in Pan to Rooney Mara, so there’s a spot open in her schedule for a huge blockbuster starring role. There’s a hole in my schedule for that, too, but I don’t think I’ll have as much luck as Lupita.

 

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Hollywood Goes With Rooney Mara, And Not A Native American Actress, For The Role Of Tiger Lilly In ‘Pan’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hollywood-goes-with-rooney-mara-and-not-a-native-american-actress-for-the-role-of-tiger-lilly-in-pan/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hollywood-goes-with-rooney-mara-and-not-a-native-american-actress-for-the-role-of-tiger-lilly-in-pan/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:26:53 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=260176 Here's where we're supposed to act surprised.

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The type of people who get up in arms about the whitewashing of Hollywood roles were given a pretty good weapon in their arsenal after it was announced that Rooney Mara would be joining Pan in the role of Tiger Lilly, a character who has historically been represented as Native American, or at least not white.

In case the name Pan isn’t ringing any bells, it’s a “gritty re-telling” of the Peter Pan story with Garret Hudland as Hook and Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard.

This is reminiscent of the kerfuffle surrounding Johnny Depp playing Tonto in Disney’s The Lone Ranger. Bad casting seem to be the least of that film’s troubles, but it did put the film at a disadvantageous position from the start. Of course, there aren’t many bankable Native American actors to draw from when you compare their numbers to white ones, but that’s sort of the point of this whole exercise.

If you won’t even seek one out for a specifically Native American role, it’s a little hard to defend your position. But it will be interesting to watch them try in the coming days.

 

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Eckhart, Bean, and Robb Join ‘Pan’, In Which Peter Pan Is A Depraved Kidnapper http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/eckhart-bean-and-robb-join-pan-in-which-peter-pan-is-a-depraved-kidnapper/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/eckhart-bean-and-robb-join-pan-in-which-peter-pan-is-a-depraved-kidnapper/#comments Tue, 10 May 2011 20:39:32 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=211340 This project will forever serve as the benchmark against which all "gritty reboots" are measured.

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“You can take your Channing Tatum, and you can stick him up your ass!”

That was one of the things that the producers of Pan said right before they inked Aaron Eckhart, AnnaSophia Robb, and Sean Bean. If you are anything like me and trying to immediately match these actors with the familiar roles, take a deep breath. The project is a re-imagining of the story in a very literal sense. According to this Screen Daily article, Eckhart will play Hook, “a tormented former detective on the trail of a childlike kidnapper.” Robb will play Wendy, the lone survivor of the kidnapper who aids in Hook’s pursuit. Sean Bean will be playing Smee, the only man Hook trusts on the force.

Hmmm. A childlike kidnapper sounds like it might just be the Peter Pan role. These producers just stepped on a steaming pile of “gritty” with this one. It will still be less than the Sandy Duncan version, though.

Guillermo del Toro, unsurprisingly, was originally set to direct this, but, in typical del Toro fashion, his eyes were bigger than his stomach and he found like three other projects he could use to freak people out. Ben Hibon, who is best known for crafting the animation sequence in Harry Party and the Deathly Hollows: Part 1, will be taking over helming duties.

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Sony Gives In To Yearning, Buys Channing Tatum’s Sexy Peter Pan Film http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sony-gives-in-to-yearning-buys-channing-tatums-sexy-peter-pan-film/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sony-gives-in-to-yearning-buys-channing-tatums-sexy-peter-pan-film/#comments Tue, 08 Mar 2011 01:27:56 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=102712 A Caltech research team has proven that Channing Tatum will be over 9,000 times sexier than this Peter Pan.

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Who can say “no” to a sexy, chiseled Peter Pan? Lord knows I can’t. I’m pretty sure Wendy can’t. And Sony just proved they are putty in his hands as well. Sony has purchased the project that had reportedly been named Peter Pan Begins. Thankfully, that title was wrong. It’s just called Pan, which sounds more like a Pixar movie about a goat, but it’s still better than Peter Pan Begins.

Sony is paying $1mm for the project, which doesn’t seem like much until one remembers that the source material is in the public domain, and consequently is free. The million bucks is best imagined as a cost of about $125,000 per each of Channing Tatum‘s abs. Which I still think is a bargain. I mean, have you seen them? I would pay twice that if I was still an executive at DreamWorks.

When the story about the project broke last week, it was known that the film wouldn’t remain unsold for long because of the familiarity of the material. It’s nice to know that even Hollywood’s predictability is predictable. It’s like a warm, lazy blanket during a storm.

Filming will begin just as soon as Tatum knocks out like 300 more jackknife sit-ups.(/Film)

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Peter Pan Will Be Exposed For His Pederast Ways In ‘Pan’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/peter-pan-will-be-exposed-for-his-pederast-ways-in-pan/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/peter-pan-will-be-exposed-for-his-pederast-ways-in-pan/#comments Tue, 23 Nov 2010 17:42:00 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=9011 It's the film Disney doesn't want you to see (besides those anti-Semitic ones). Ben Hibond has signed on to direct Pan, the dark retelling of "Peter Pan."

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Eight-year olds, Dude.

It’s the film Disney doesn’t want you to see (besides those anti-Semitic ones). Ben Hibond (the guy who did the awesome animated sequence in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) has signed on to direct Pan, the dark retelling of “Peter Pan.” Originally set up for Guillermo del Toro, the film re-imagines the story of Captain Hook as a disgraced detective on the hunt for a childlike kidnapper. God only knows what that sick freak is doing with those Lost Boys. All we know is that in direct opposition of his personal mantra, those children will NEVER speak up.

Sounds like a solid concept to me. I never trusted Peter Pan, what with his sprightly jaunt and soft features. The mischievous smile and that glass eye. You know what, maybe it’s just Sandy Duncan that I don’t trust. (Variety)

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