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Pan sees Hook as the good guy

AaronEckhart.jpgThere's been some strong casting on the new film Pan with Aaron Eckhart, Sean Bean and AnnaSophia Robb all set to join the film that was once to be directed by Guillermo del Toro. It no longer is, but the story remains interesting, for it takes the Pan idea and plants it in a very real world of ours then twists the story around somewhat. Hook is good.

Not only is Hook good, but he's a detective on the trailer of a child-like killer who is the Peter Pan character. This is not going to be the Peter Pan you might expect, and it's a very interesting twist on the story.

The film is now to be directed by Ben Hibon who is moving from animation to feature, and securing Aaron Eckhart and Sean Bean to the cast has been quite a positive stroke for the film.

According to the story from Screen Daily through AITH, Eckhart plays the once bad Hook who is a former detective on the trail of a child-like killer. He's going to be the good character in all of this, or one of the good characters anyway as the sides are reversed.

AnnaSophia Robb is playing the character of Wendy who in this tale is a lone survivor of the killer, who has been locked up in an asylum recovering from her ordeal. She's either released by the police or on her own accord to help with the hunt for the killer called Peter Pan.

Finally Sean Bean is playing Smee, the Chief Detective who is still on the case and is also Hooks friend and ally in the force, keeping him in touch with the case and the case in touch with his own investigation.

It's all set-up to be a pretty interesting story and with the casting we see so far it's looking strong. I must admit while the idea of Guillermo del Toro directing would have appealed and given us something rather unique, I hope that the new director, Ben Hibon, can bring a cold, hard reality to the story and still keep it in touch with the Peter Pan story behind it. It all sounds rather intriguing doesn't it?



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