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LONDON — Film rights to “Peter Pan in Scarlet,” the sequel to J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan,” have been sold to Headline Pictures, BBC Films and the U.K. Film Council.

Novel, written by Geraldine McCaughrean, was published in October. It was commissioned by the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, which was given the “Peter Pan” copyright by Barrie.

Headline Pictures, based in Newcastle and London, is run by producers Stewart Mackinnon and Mark Shivas and writer Kevin Hood.

In “Peter Pan in Scarlet,” Wendy, her brothers and the Lost Boys have grown up. But when Wendy dreams that Neverland is in trouble, they must find a way back to save the day.