Pan was supposed to hit in just a couple months, but WB decided to push it back to an October release slot. Fortunately, people looking forward to the film can still get some relief thanks to this new trailer that hit:
I’m going to be honest here…I’m not digging the trailer. I wasn’t all that thrilled when the first trailer dropped either, but something about this film isn’t making a connection with me. It’s missing something, and feels a tad too much like the fairy tale live-action films Disney has been putting out. The sense of tension and overall purpose isn’t there in this trailer, even though it’s trying VERY hard to feel like a movie with gravitas behind it (i.e. the prophecy angle, crafting a rebellion, and being a legendary heroic warrior). Hopefully, it’s just the marketing that’s not working and the film itself manages to be great, but I guess we’ll have to wait and find out. What do you guys think?
From director Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice”) comes “Pan,” a live-action feature presenting a wholly original adventure about the beginnings of the beloved characters created by J.M. Barrie. Peter (Levi Miller) is a mischievous 12-year-old boy with an irrepressible rebellious streak, but in the bleak London orphanage where he has lived his whole life those qualities do not exactly fly. Then one incredible night, Peter is whisked away from the orphanage and spirited off to a fantastical world of pirates, warriors and fairies called Neverland. There, he finds amazing adventures and fights life-or-death battles while trying to uncover the secret of his mother, who left him at the orphanage so long ago, and his rightful place in this magical land. Teamed with the warrior Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) and a new friend named James Hook (Garrett Hedlund), Peter must defeat the ruthless pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) to save Neverland and discover his true destiny—to become the hero who will forever be known as Peter Pan.
Pan hits theaters on October 9, 2015.