With The Jungle Book bowing this weekend, Walt Disney Pictures is developing its next live-action adaptation of an animated classic. The studio is heading back to Neverland.
David Lowery, who has already directed a remake of Disneys Petes Dragon, has come on to helm a live-action adaptation of Peter Pan. Toby Hallbrooks is penning the script.
Disneys 1953 animated classic is still the most successful adaptation of the J.M. Barrie novel about the boy who couldnt age. Sonys Hook, starring Robin Williams and directed by Steven Spielberg, underperformed in 1991, considering the players involved, and last years Pan bombed.
Disney seems like the right choice to pull off the live-action retelling, given its success of late in turning its animated classics into live-action hits. Cinderella, Maleficent and Alice in Wonderland all dominated box office charts.