LONDON — Film rights to "Peter Pan in Scarlet," the official sequel to J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan," have been sold to Headline Pictures, BBC Films and the U.K. Film Council.
The novel, written by Geraldine McCaughrean, was published this October. It was commissioned by the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, which owns the copyright to Peter Pan.
"We could not be happier than to be partnering with Headline Pictures, the U.K. Film Council and BBC Films," said Char-les Denton, exec director of Great Ormond Street's charity arm.
"We have no doubt that they will help to build on the ongoing success of Geraldine's McCaughrean's brilliant sequel, which will continue to raise vital funds for Great Ormond Street in the way J.M. Barrie had intended when he gifted the copyright to Peter Pan to the hospital."
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 all grown up to become respectable adults. But when Wendy dreams that Neverland is in trouble, they must all find a way back to save the day.