Hey, another Peter Pan adaptation! Adding to Sony's Channing Tatum-starring Pan, Disney's thoughts for a prequel, and the peanut butter, now we've got Aaron Eckhart starring in writer Ben Mag and director Ben Hibon dark, modern take on the story, which is being made because we need dark, modern takes on everything.
Eckhard will be playing Hook, a captain who is of course no longer a flamboyant pirate, instead taking the form of a tortured ex-detective on a vigilante crusade against a childlike kidnapper, who I'm willing to wager has a familiar, alliterative name. Soul Surfer's AnnaSophia Robb, who herself knows a little something about playing "hand eaten by a saltwater creature," will play Wendy as "the lone survivor who leaves an asylum to help in the hunt," while high fantasy stalwart Sean Bean has been cast as Smee, Hook's only remaining ally on the police force. Meaning the Lost Boys are probably an online network of organized pedophiles, then?