Co-written and directed by Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of The Southern Wild) the latest take on the Peter Pan tale, Wendy, looks set to be a whole new wild adventure and will be released this summer.
Check out the trailer here…
The film follows Wendy who, while lost on a mysterious island where aging and time have come unglued, must fight to save her family, her freedom, and the joyous spirit of youth from the deadly peril of growing up.
The film is directed by Benh Zeitlin and written by Benh and his sister Eliza Zeitlin.
“On every birthday of our childhoods, my sister Eliza and I wished as we blew out the candles that we would never grow up,” said Zeitlin. “We were terrified of our older selves and desperate to determine what kind of loss turns kids into grown-ups, before it was too late, and that door closed forever.”
The cast comprises performers who had never acted before, with the lead role being played by Devin France. “She was incredibly open and vulnerable and bursting with curiosity,” Zeitlin recalls. “Her imagination would light her up from within and you could see how much it thrilled her to make believe.”
The film also stars Yashua Mackas, Gage Naquinas, Gavin Naquinas, Ahmad Cageas, Krzysztof Meynas, Romyri Rossas and Lowell Landesas
Wendy will be released in UK and Irish cinemas on 13 August.