What if Peter Pan and Alice were brother and sister and their worlds of fantasy were worlds of their own invention after the death of their older brother? That’s the premise director Brenda Chapman will be tackling according to Deadline.

The Oscar winning director of Disney-Pixar’s BRAVE will make her live-action directorial debut with COME AWAY, written by Marissa Kate Goodhill.

About Come Away

Before Alice went to Wonderland, and before Peter became Pan, they were brother and sister. When their eldest brother dies in a tragic accident, they each seek to save their parents from their downward spirals of despair until finally they are forced to choose between home and imagination, setting the stage for their iconic journeys into Wonderland and Neverland.

Although no major studio is currently mentioned to be on board, the project is being produced by former Paramount production president Michelle Manning, Leesa Kahn and Andrea Keir are producing.

In a world where remakes, retellings, and back stories are a new norm, is this one a bit too much of a departure from source material?

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Artwork by Jirka Väätäinen is unaffiliated with this project.