Pan Has Its World Premiere In London At Leicester Square

Pan Has Its World Premiere In London At Leicester Square

One of the most anticipated films of the year hits theaters in just one week. Pan, opens in theaters October 9th from Warner Bros. Pictures, with a whole new original adventure and in live action. Sunday the cast hit the red carpet at London’s Leicester Square, for the star-studded world premiere.

In attendance at the event were fellow Pan cast members, Oscar nominee Rooney Mara who plays Tiger Lily, actress and model Cara Delevingne who takes on the role of a mermaid, the handsome Garrett Hedlund as the pre-hook James Hook and more.

World Premiere Footage of ‘Pan’ from London’s Leicester Square:

Starring Hugh Jackman as captain Blackbeard and newcomer Levi Miller as Pan, director Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice”) brings an epic adventure story that explores the origins of this young hero and Neverlands famous characters.

The studio pushed the original release date ahead to the Fall back in the Spring, to insure that the movie would get a good run and not be lost in the flow of Summer blockbusters. With the weather changing and people coming back in doors, Fall and Winter movies that involve the family usually do well. That said, reviews thus far for the film have been less than favorable.

Movie Poster for Pan

Variety’s Andrew Barker wrote “Stripping all whimsy and wonder from the Peter Pan story, Joe Wright’s prequel is a busy, bungled bust“. Robbie Collins at the UK’s The Telegraph, gave the movie four out of five stars, although he ended his review saying, “The phrase “an eight-year-old could have thought of it” sounds like it should be an insult. But it isn’t here“.

The Hollywood Reporter wrote, “the film becomes a seriously extended chase that possesses hefty CGI-propelled dynamics but absolutely no suspense and a very limited sense of fun” and Rotten Tomatoes gave it 2 and a half stars out of five.

Pan opens in theaters October 9th in original and 3d format.

Photo: ©2015 Warner Bros. Pictures

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