The director, who bowed out of directing the sequel because he didn’t feel as if he had enough time, has signed on to develop the book “Peter and the Starcatchers” as a directing vehicle for himself. “Starcatchers” is said to be a “prequel of sorts” for the Peter Pan stories.
Based on the children’s novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, “Peter and the Starcatchers” centers around “a young Peter who befriends Molly, a shipmate he meets on the Never Land ship headed toward King Zarboff. Molly tells Peter of a mysterious trunk filled with magical starstuff that must remain out of the hands of the pirate Black Stache (who will lose his hand and become Captain Hook). Peter and Molly lead an effort to recover the trunk, which takes them on a treacherous journey.”
Jesse Wigutow is currently writing the script for the adaptation, which has already been turned into a successful off-Broadway play.
This actually sounds right up Gary Ross’ alley. He is, after all, the man who gave us “Seabiscuit” and “Pleasantville”. When you consider those two hopeful films, the dystopian, depressing violence of “The Hunger Games” seem to come out of nowhere.
Via : THR