Dark Peter ‘Pan’ Tale Takes Fight, Again

Four years after being announced, Swiss director Ben Hibon, who helmed the animated sequence in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, has been tapped to direct fantasy action thriller (with supernatural elements) Pan for Social Capital Films and Energy Entertainment. The project is based on Ben Magid’s script, originally acquired in 2006 by New Line as a vehicle for Guillermo del Toro to direct. The film puts a dark spin on J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan,” with Captain Hook as a haunted former police detective in pursuit of a childlike kidnapper. Casting is under way for a European shoot next fall. Hibon’s previous animation directing credits include the short “Codehunters,” which premiered at the 2006 MTV Asia Awards and has been shown at more than 50 film festivals, as well as the videogames “Heavenly Sword” and “Killer 7.”