For those of you wondering where I have been or what I’ve been doing, here I am. The dirt so far: I just shot a pilot for E! entitled “The Black List,” which is me giving daily pop culture commentary and jokes. Think “The Daily Show” for pop culture. But don’t think “The Showbiz Show” because that…
If you saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 this weekend, then you most likely marveled at the gorgeous animated sequence where Hermoine tells the tale of “The Deathly Hallows”. Variety is now reporting that the director of that sequence, Ben Hibon, is attached to direct the fantasy action thriller Pan. Based on a script by Ben Magid and originally set up as a directing vehicle for Guillermo del Toro, “The film puts a dark spin on J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan with Captain Hook as a haunted former police detective in pursuit of a childlike kidnapper.” Casting is currently underway for a European shoot next fall.
Hibon, along with his producing partners Renee Tab and Tarik Heitmann, have also optioned Richard Harland’s steampunk novel, Worldshaker. Hit the jump for a synopsis of the book.
If I was running Hollywood I’d give this guy a job.
Screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga (Babel, 21 Grams, Amores Perros) confirmed in an interview that location scouting on The Tiger, Aronofsky’s previously announced adaptation of John Valiant’s The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival, will commence in November, and that filming will begin early next year. Unless Fox and Warner Bros. are willing to wait around for Aronofsky to finish work on The Tiger—which is an unlikely prospect any way you look at it—I think we can expect to see those projects fast-tracked to other directors in the very near future.