Javier Bardem wanted for Blackbeard in Joe Wright’s Pan

Javier Bardem offered Blackbeard role in Joe Wright's PanJoe Wright (Atonement, Hanna) has been tapped to helm the Peter Pan movie Pan, which is described as “an origin story“. Now, I don’t know if this is brilliant casting or type casting, but Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Skyfall) has been offered the role Blackbeard in the movie.

Jason Fuchs (Ice Age: Continental Drift) is writing the script for the upcoming adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic, which will follow an orphan who is taken to Neverland, saves the natives, leads a rebellion against the pirates and becomes a hero.

Joe Wright is a mixed bag for me.  He’s made some pretty solid movies but nothing that has wowed me.  This sounds like it could be promising, but it also sounds like it could be just another attempt by a studio to launch a franchise. Still, at the very least the film will probably be gorgeous, with practical sets and minimal CGI.

Anybody excited for this? Let us know….

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