David Oyelowo in Peter Pan origins film

David Oyelowo in Peter Pan origins film

A new origins story about Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland is now in pre-production in the UK with David Oyelowo and Angelina Jolie set to star.

Come Away will be the live-action directorial debut of writer and animation story artist Brenda Chapman who, in 1998, became the first woman to direct an animated feature for a major studio when she helmed DreamWorks Animation”s The Prince of Egypt.

Chapman went on to co-direct Brave for Disney/Pixar, becoming the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Production Intelligence subscribers can log in for details on Come Away including the studio, shoot dates and key UK HoDs including the co-producer, line producer, casting director, production designer, DoP, production manager and location manager.

Come Away is written by Marissa Kate Goodhill and comes from Fred Films, the production company behind last year’s Agatha Christie adaptation Crooked House, the Mandie Fletcher-directed movie Patrick and, most recently, the upcoming Cornwall-set Fisherman”s Friends.

It is being set up as a prequel to Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan, and set in a world where the two are brother and sister. Jolie and Oyelowo will play their parents.

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