Gavin O’Connor flies to Sony’s ‘Neverland’

'Warrior' helmer in talks to direct pic based on classic tale

“Warrior” director Gavin O’Connor is in talks to direct Sony Pictures’ “Neverland,” an origin story about J.M. Barrie’s characters Peter Pan and Captain Hook.

Joe Roth and Palak Patel are producing for Roth Films, while Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin will produce through their Iron Horse banner.

Tatum, Carolin and Eric Bromberg came up with the idea and brought it to Roth Films and scribe Billy Ray for the group to develop as a pitch, which Ray subsequently sold to Sony. O’Connor will oversee the next draft of the script.

Roth recently produced “Alice in Wonderland” and has U’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” coming out on June 1.

O’Connor previously directed “Tumbleweeds,” “Miracle,” “Pride and Glory” and “Warrior.” Helmer is repped by CAA.

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