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New Line to make a Horror version of "Peter Pan"

Old 03-22-06, 01:44 AM
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New Line to make a Horror version of "Peter Pan"

Yes, thats right. lol.

Peter Pan is set to become a horror movie by the studio. They must not have seen the Mary Martin Version.

With Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, and now Peter Pan all coming as Horror takes in the next few years? I guess Hollywood is veering off into the "twisted" fairytale sector of the genre. Though we already had it back on Showtime in the 80's.

http://www.reallyscary.com/2006/03/n...e-on-peter.asp
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Old 03-22-06, 01:55 AM
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Well, people tend to forget that before Disney got to them, many of these "Fairy Tales" were Dark and were meant to strike some sort of fear.
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While I feel that there has been too damn many incarnations of Peter Pan, this one I would actually see.
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Old 03-22-06, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
Well, people tend to forget that before Disney got to them, many of these "Fairy Tales" were Dark and were meant to strike some sort of fear.
That's only Grimm's Fairy Tales. And Peter Pan wasn't one of those.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
That's only Grimm's Fairy Tales. And Peter Pan wasn't one of those.
That's not true. Giantrobo is right, with Alice in Wonderland being an example of a story that was toned down by Disney.
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Originally Posted by mndtrp
While I feel that there has been too damn many incarnations of Peter Pan, this one I would actually see.
Same here. This could be great if done right.
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Old 03-22-06, 11:07 AM
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Mmm.. Tinkerbell.
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Old 03-22-06, 11:09 AM
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While not limited to just the Grimm's fairy tales, I agree that Peter Pan does not fall under that category. In my opinion, this sounds incredibly lame. Almost like a bad spoof.
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Old 03-22-06, 11:24 AM
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Giantrobo is right in that the original books/fairy tales were often darker than the Disney versions (though I havent read Pinocchio), this "horror" Pan seems utter nonsense. Nothing to do with the book.
The "donkey transformation" scene in Pinocchio was really scary!
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Old 03-22-06, 12:13 PM
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Sounds kinda lame.

The movie that was released a few years ago was good. But really the only part of the movie that could be played up as "scary" would probably be Hook and the Crocodile/Gator.

As for "Alice"...i liked the video game more than the Disney movie. I think the game (even though I think its a sequel) had the tone right while Disney's version cleaned everything up.
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Old 03-22-06, 12:37 PM
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This could be really interesting. I've never read Carroll's "Wonderland" books, but I'm interested in them.

Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-22-06, 12:40 PM
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If done right I think this could have potential. Odds are it won't be done dark enough and will be lame.
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Old 03-22-06, 12:53 PM
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I hope the Croc eats some of the Lost Boys...
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Old 03-22-06, 12:54 PM
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Man, I forgot about McGee's Alice, that was a GREAT game! I'm gonna have to dig up my copy and play it again.
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Old 03-22-06, 12:58 PM
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I don't know that it would make a great horror movie, as it sounds cheesy. But I would love to see a very dark version by Tim Burton. That could be great.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
I don't know that it would make a great horror movie, as it sounds cheesy. But I would love to see a very dark version by Tim Burton. That could be great.
Is Johnny Depp gonna play Pan or Hook?

Burton could probably pull this off.
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Old 03-22-06, 01:04 PM
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There already is a horror version of Peter Pan.

Michael Jackson.
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Old 03-22-06, 01:09 PM
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There already is a horror version of Peter Pan.

Michael Jackson.
*snap*
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Old 03-22-06, 02:05 PM
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This isn't the worst thing I've heard -- far better than another PG-13 remake/sequel teen-oriented lamefest. I really liked the horror "Snow White" done a few years back -- though that story was practically horror to start with (witches, evil mirrors, murderous huntsmen, creepy dwarves).
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I can imagine a really creepy Captain Hook hunting down children. That could work. But I'm not sure how the Peter Pan character would fit into that. On the other side, they could use the basic premise of the Peter Pan character but make him evil. Either way it's going to have to be a big departure from the original story.
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"And when they got home...there was a hook in the car door!!!!"
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My neighbor the other night noticed my Twisted Land of Oz figures, made by McFarlane, the other night. She and I started to talk about what Wizard of Oz would be like as a horror story.

While I'm not sure if I would start with Peter Pan the idea isn't too bad as a whole.
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Seems unnecessary since the last version was horrible enough.
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What version was that, Return To Oz or The Wiz?
At least RTO was based on one of Baum's books.
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Old 03-23-06, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by DRG
I can imagine a really creepy Captain Hook hunting down children. That could work. But I'm not sure how the Peter Pan character would fit into that. On the other side, they could use the basic premise of the Peter Pan character but make him evil. Either way it's going to have to be a big departure from the original story.
I wouldn't make Peter Pan evil, but definately dark. Kind of like The Punisher. He battles the pirates and shows no mercy.

Dang, I'm in!!!!
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