Pan isn’t what you’d expect from the average Peter Pan movie adaptation. This film is a bold new interpretation of the classic J.M. Barrie tale.

If there’s anything that worried people about when it came to this film, it was the portrayal of Tiger Lily by Rooney Mara. As we all know, the original character was always portrayed as a Native American, and many (including myself) were worried about whitewashing. Thankfully, it seems Tiger Lily and her tribe have been re-imagined as a type of group who look a little post-Apocalyptic Mad Max-ish. Actually, they kind of look like the group of survivors from New Zealand show The Tribe. 

Here’s more about Pan (as well as the trailer):

Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland.  There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.

The film stars Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) as Hook; Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar (“The Dictator”) as Smee; and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter.

Rounding out the cast are Taejoo Na (“The Kick”) as Kwahu; Nonso Anozie (“Son of God,” “Atonement”) as Bishop; Kathy Burke (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) as Mother Barnabas; Kurt Egyiawan (“Skyfall”) as Murray; Lewis MacDougall (UK TV’s “In the Name of the Children”) as Nibs; newcomer Leni Zieglmeier as Wendy Darling; Jack Charles (“Mystery Road”) as The Chief/Tiger Lily’s father; and Amanda Seyfried (“Les Misérables”) as Mary.

Wright directs “Pan” from a screenplay written by Jason Fuchs.  Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Paul Webster are producing, with Tim Lewis serving as executive producer.

What do you think about Pan? Give your opinions in the comments section below! Pan comes to theaters  in 3D and 2D in select theatres and IMAX® on July 17, 2015.

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