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Old June 26 2011, 01:02 AM   #1
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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:
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 up—right here in their new home called Neverland.

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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.
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Old June 26 2011, 02:48 AM   #2
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Re: Peter Pan Prequel: Neverland coming to Syfy and Sky winter 2011

this look frakin' awesome. when will be releaseld?
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Old June 26 2011, 02:51 AM   #3
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Re: Peter Pan Prequel: Neverland coming to Syfy and Sky winter 2011

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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.
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Old June 26 2011, 02:53 AM   #4
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Re: Peter Pan Prequel: Neverland coming to Syfy and Sky winter 2011

I can't wait till it comes out.
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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.
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Old June 26 2011, 04:26 AM   #6
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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.
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Old June 26 2011, 03:26 PM   #7
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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.
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Old June 26 2011, 03:42 PM   #8
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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.
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Old June 26 2011, 05:50 PM   #9
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Re: Peter Pan Prequel: Neverland coming to Syfy and Sky winter 2011

Thanks for the thread, might not have been aware of it otherwise.
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Old June 26 2011, 07:37 PM   #10
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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.
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Old June 26 2011, 09:45 PM   #11
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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.
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Old June 27 2011, 12:31 AM   #12
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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.
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Old June 27 2011, 04:48 AM   #13
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Keira Knightley is voicing Tinker Bell? That's almost as crazy as Depp playing a pirate!
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Old June 27 2011, 06:39 AM   #14
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I don't know, I kinda like the idea myself.
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Old June 27 2011, 07:47 AM   #15
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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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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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