Sir James Matthew Barrie’s Peter Pan has been recreated plenty of times, but none quite like the newest version, Wendy. Director Benh Zeitlin is returning to filmmaking after a seven-year break with a new tale told through the eyes of the oldest Darling sibling, and it’s unlike anything you’ve seen before.

In the first theatrical trailer, a young and adventurous Wendy is seen hopping aboard a train and traveling to a mysterious island where volcanos, lost boys and a suspension of time and age await.

 

Fox Searchlight explains the story revolves around the tasks that “Wendy must fight to save her family, her freedom, and the joyous spirit of youth from the deadly peril of growing up.” While a bigger plotline hasn’t been revealed, it’s clear from the trailer that the main character won’t be coming from the privileged background in the traditional story.

Wendy hits theaters Feb. 28, 2020.

––Karly Wood

Feature photo: IMDB

 

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