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JD June 26 2011 01:02 AM

Peter Pan Prequel: Neverland coming to Syfy and Sky winter 2011
 
I'm surprised I could find a thread about this. Here's the description from Syfy:
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Neverland, a prequel to author J.M. Barrie's classic, Peter Pan, sweeps in time from the turbulent seas of the pirates of the Caribbean and the back alleys of Dickensian London to a world of pure imagination. The cast includes Rhys Ifans (Pirate Radio, Notting Hill) as James Hook, Oscar nominee Keira Knightley as the voice of Tinker Bell, Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies) as Captain Elizabeth Bonny, Oscar nominee Bob Hoskins as Smee (who previously played the character in Steven Spielberg's feature, Hook), Raoul Trujillo (Tin Man) and Charlie Rowe (Pirate Radio) as one of literature's most cherished characters, Peter Pan.

Peter (Rowe), along with his pals of young pickpockets, have been rounded up by their mentor Jimmy Hook (Ifans) to snatch a magical orb which transports them to another world - Neverland. Filled with white jungles and imposing cities formed out of trees created by Dr. Fludd (Dance) and inhabited by a colony of tree spirits led by Tinker Bell (Knightley), this mysterious realm welcomes unknown friends and enemies snatched from time. These include power-mad Elizabeth Bonny (Friel) and her band of 18th century pirates who search for the answer to eternal youth, a secret guarded by a Holy Man (Trujillo). As the fight to save this strange and beautiful world escalates, Peter and his crew consider that growing old somewhere in time could be less important than growing upóright here in their new home called Neverland.

Trailer

Neverland
premieres on Syfy in December 2011.
It's directed by the same guy who did Alice and Tin Man, both of which I really enjoyed, so I'm really looking forward to this one. I love that they actually got Bob Hoskins back as Smee, he was one of my favorite parts of Hook. It's also going to be airing in the UK on Sky movies.

timothy June 26 2011 02:48 AM

Re: Peter Pan Prequel: Neverland coming to Syfy and Sky winter 2011
 
this look frakin' awesome. when will be releaseld?

Vendikarr June 26 2011 02:51 AM

Re: Peter Pan Prequel: Neverland coming to Syfy and Sky winter 2011
 
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timothy wrote: (Post 5060002)
so is this animated or live action? and will it be big screen or tv?

other wise it sounds pretty cool looking forward to it.

It's Syfy's next high profile miniseries. And it will be live action.

timothy June 26 2011 02:53 AM

Re: Peter Pan Prequel: Neverland coming to Syfy and Sky winter 2011
 
I can't wait till it comes out.

Evil Headhunter June 26 2011 03:06 AM

Re: Peter Pan Prequel: Neverland coming to Syfy and Sky winter 2011
 
Sounds...intriguing. I really enjoyed Tin Man so I'm looking forward to this.

Temis the Vorta June 26 2011 04:26 AM

Re: Peter Pan Prequel: Neverland coming to Syfy and Sky winter 2011
 
I can't see Anna Friel as a power-mad villain. That's like casting a cocker spaniel as a pit bull. :rommie:

JD June 26 2011 03:26 PM

Re: Peter Pan Prequel: Neverland coming to Syfy and Sky winter 2011
 
Yeah, I'm very curious to see what kind of a villain she will be.
So far the only thing I've been disappointed by is the fact that they appear to only be using Keira Knightley's voice for Tinker Bell and not her appearance. I guess it could be her face, we never did get any close ups in either of the trailers, but everything only lists her voice.
Oh, I just realized, I forgot to put in a link to the Sky movies page. They also have one for Syfy, but all that has is a short trailer, and the description I posted above. Like usual, the British version is alot better. :shrug:

Out Of My Vulcan Mind June 26 2011 03:42 PM

Re: Peter Pan Prequel: Neverland coming to Syfy and Sky winter 2011
 
The two parts are airing on Sky Movies Premiere on July 8th and July 15th.

trekkiebaggio June 26 2011 05:50 PM

Re: Peter Pan Prequel: Neverland coming to Syfy and Sky winter 2011
 
Thanks for the thread, might not have been aware of it otherwise. :techman:

Stone_Cold_Sisko June 26 2011 07:37 PM

Re: Peter Pan Prequel: Neverland coming to Syfy and Sky winter 2011
 
So who's the show-runner?

I think that's a fair bit more important than the casting to determine whether this going to be worth a damn or not.

edit: oh wait its a miniseries not a series. Well i might give it a look.

Temis the Vorta June 26 2011 09:45 PM

Re: Peter Pan Prequel: Neverland coming to Syfy and Sky winter 2011
 
I've been underwhelmed by these mini's so far, although I did like some of Tin Man's casting. The approach is just too...blowsy and unfocused, I guess is how I'd describe it. Hard to maintain interest.

Joy June 27 2011 12:31 AM

Re: Peter Pan Prequel: Neverland coming to Syfy and Sky winter 2011
 
Considering I loved the heck outta both Tin Man and Alice, I'm excited as all get out for Neverland.

Dream June 27 2011 04:48 AM

Re: Peter Pan Prequel: Neverland coming to Syfy and Sky winter 2011
 
Keira Knightley is voicing Tinker Bell? That's almost as crazy as Depp playing a pirate! :rommie:

JD June 27 2011 06:39 AM

Re: Peter Pan Prequel: Neverland coming to Syfy and Sky winter 2011
 
I don't know, I kinda like the idea myself.

Mr. Adventure June 27 2011 07:47 AM

Re: Peter Pan Prequel: Neverland coming to Syfy and Sky winter 2011
 
Looks like Pirates of the Carribean with a dash of Narnia and Syfy Megagator thrown in. That said, it's not a horrible approach.


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Temis the Vorta wrote: (Post 5061221)
I've been underwhelmed by these mini's so far, although I did like some of Tin Man's casting. The approach is just too...blowsy and unfocused, I guess is how I'd describe it. Hard to maintain interest.

Well, it's an RHI production after all.


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