Coming Soon in Theaters: Wendy


Director Benh Zeitlin follows up his four-time Oscar-nominated debut feature Beasts of the Southern Wild with his new film Wendy, a new take on the Peter Pan mythos. The production of Wendy is a family affair, as director Benh is joined by his sister Eliza Zeitlin, who co-wrote the screenplay and acts as Production Designer for the film.

Brought to the screen by Fox Searchlight, Wendy looks to be a more grounded look at a very fantastical idea. Surrounded by lush greens and vibrant oceans, the cast carries an attitude of freedom the young feel on lost summer days, with storm clouds approaching representing the world of responsibility and, in this film’s case, ageing.

The synopsis for the film:

“The classic story of Peter Pan is wildly reimagined in this ragtag epic from Benh Zeitlin, director of BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD. Lost on a mysterious island where aging and time have come unglued, Wendy must fight to save her family, her freedom, and the joyous spirit of youth from the deadly peril of growing up.”

Wendy will be released in select theaters on February 28th, 2020.

A group of children hover over a cliff's edge looking at the ocean
(From L-R): Yashua Mack, Devin France, Gage Naquin, Gavin Naquin, Romyri Ross, Ahmad Cage and Krzysztof Meyn in the film WENDY. Photo by Jess Pinkham. © 2019 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved


Directed By

Benh Zeitlin

Written By

Benh Zeitlin & Eliza Zeitlin

Produced By

Becky Glupczynski, Dan Janvey, Paul Mezey, Josh Penn

Written by Will Johnson

Will is the author of the little-read books Secure Immaturity: A Nostalgia-Crushing Journey Through Film and Obsessive Compulsive: Poetry Formed From Chaos. Will is a film critic at 25YL but also specializes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the occasional horror review. Will loves his hometown Buccaneers and lives in Phoenix, AZ, USA with his two daughters.

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