Having tackled L. Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz” and Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” with 2007’s “Tin Man” and 2009s’ “Alice”, Syfy and writer/director Nick Willing are teaming for a third time on another mini-series adaptation of a literary classic – this time J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan”.
Entitled “Neverland”, the four-hour project will serve as a prequel to ‘Pan’. Charlie Rowe stars as Peter Pan, Rhys Ifans as James Hook, Anna Friel as Captain Elizabeth Bonny, Raoul Trujillo, and Bob Hoskins as Smee (Hoskins played Smee in Spielberg’s “Hook”).
In this version, Peter is an orphan on the streets of turn-of-the century London who serve as pickpockets for their mentor Jimmy Hook. They snatch a magical treasure and find themselves transported to the magical world of Neverland where various people from different times have found themselves.
Parallel Films will produce the project in association with Syfy and Sky Movies HD. Shooting kicks off next week in Genoa, Italy and Dublin for airing sometime next year.