What do you do when Hollywood has already made films based on Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan? You surely can’t do just another remake. How about you do a prequel that combines both classics into one? That’s the ticket!
Per the Hollywood Reporter, that’s exactly what director Brenda Chapman, best known for her Oscar-winning film Brave, is set to do. And to add some intrigue to the whole project, she’s bringing along Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo to star.
Come Away is the prequel to both Alice and Peter Pan, which finds Peter and Alice as siblings before their fateful trips to Wonderland and Neverland. And when the eldest siblings dies in a tragic accident, Peter and Alice have to work together to save their parents (Jolie and Oyelowo) as they succumb to despair. The siblings are also forced to choose between home and imagination.
As mentioned, Chapman is signed on to direct, making this film her first live-action feature. And the script written by Marrissa Kate Goodhill, making her feature film debut. Jolie is no stranger to fairy tales, as she starred in the hit film Maleficent and is currently shooting the sequel. Oyelowo has also dipped his toes into family fare, starring in this year’s A Wrinkle in Time.
Other than that, the actor was recently seen in dark comedy Gringo, as well as The Cloverfield Paradox and will next be seen in the YA adventure film Chaos Walking. Come Away has no release date yet.