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"There is a saying in Neverland that every time you breathe, a grown-up dies." Director Ben Hibon - the man behind the 'Tale of the Three Brothers' animated sequence in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows', and the animated prequel videos for 'Suckerpunch' (which ended up being better than the actual movie) - is tackling a decidedly dark version of the classic Peter Pan myth, and he's nabbed 'The Dark Knight' star Aaron Eckhart as his Captain Hook.
The film - currently titled 'Pan' - spins the legend on it's head in a gritty real-world setting. You see, in this version "Peter Pan" is the name of a notorious child-abductor who creeps into children's rooms at night and steals them away to do unspeakable things to them. The protagonist of the story is instead Captain Hook (as in "police captain"), a tormented former detective obsessed with stopping Pan's rampage, even though very few on the police force actually believe he exists. In the film, Hook teams up with chief detective Smee (rumored to be played by 'Game of Thrones' actor Sean Bean) to track Pan down after a previous abductee and lone survivor named Wendy ('Soul Surfer' star AnnaSophia Robb) leaves the mental asylum to help them.
The film (which began it's life as a directing vehicle for Guillermo Del Toro over at New Line) is being produced by Essential Entertainment who will be shopping the film to distributors at the Cannes Film Festival, going on now.