So, I've been wanting to discuss this but haven't had the time, and so now I have a few minutes so let's talk. I've been anticipating something visual here for a while, since this is probably my most anticipated film of 2015, I'm not going to lie. Peter Pan is probably my favorite faitytale and one of my favorite books ever and Joseph Wright is one of my favorite new voices in cinema, and so his hands all over this tale made my eyes water with absolute excitement.
Yes, tears of joy were had.
So, after all the casting rumors and trash talk (multicultural means porcelain skin and different hair colors apparently), I was still really, really chomping at the bit for something to sink my eyes into and now we have it, the first trailer for Wright's Pan, due out next summer.
What do we think?
I'm kind of spellbound. This looks like Hugo meets Oliver Twist meets Hook, and while some of it does have that cartoony feel I was hoping would be avoided (and Jackman looks a little, silly), there are some seriously gorgeous moments in that trailer, like the whole first half, and the visuals are remarkable (that floating ship, like MY GOD). But most of all, I'm so excited to see another great child performance. Levi Miller looks like pitch perfect casting, full of charm and charisma and undeniable talent. He holds his own throughout that entire trailer, and while that is obviously just a snippet of a whole performance, he already has my attention. The music choices, flash cuts and storybook aura of the trailer are really promising.
I can't wait for this.