Joe Wright has described the Pan script as one of the most 'original screenplays' that he had read in a long time.

Joe Wright

Joe Wright

Wright is set to return to the director's chair next week with Pan, a new version of the JM Barrie classic Peter Pan. This is Wright's first film since Anna Karenina back in 2012.

And the filmmaker reveals that the Jason Fuchs written script was one of the major draws for him to board the project.

Speaking to Collider, the filmmaker said: "I was sent the screenplay by Jason Fuchs, and he'd written it when he was like 25, and I started reading it one morning and couldn't put it down, and thought it was one of the most original screenplays I'd read in a long time.

"And also I kind of felt an immediate personal attachment to it having just become a dad and being interested in kind of rediscovering the child within myself, and also was looking to try making a bigger-scale movie. I've made a lot of movies that are around a certain level, and I was interested in kind of playing with visual effects, and experimenting really."

Wright has brought us movie such as Pride and Prejudice and Atonement during his career and it is always great to see him back in the director's chair as he is an exciting filmmaker.

The director has brought together a wonderful cast as Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, and Levi Miller are all on board as Blackbeard, Hook, Tiger Lily and Peter. The cast list is completed by Amanda Seyfried, Cara Delevingne, Kathy Burke, and Nonso Anozie.

There's just over a week to go until Pan hits the big screen and it is promising to be one of the family friendly movies that's not to be missed this autumn.

Pan is released 16th October.

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