British filmmaker JOE WRIGHT is in talks to bring Peter Pan back to the big screen in a new origin movie.

The Anna Karenina director has become the frontrunner to tackle the latest tale about the boy who never grew up in a project that will chronicle who Peter Pan was before he discovered Never Never Land and took charge of the Lost Boys.

Screenwriter Jason Fuchs, who penned the script for Ice Age: Continental Drift, is adapting the idea for the screen, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Warner Bros. project is the latest to revolve around the Peter Pan tale - there are also films in the works at Columbia and Disney, with the likes of Channing Tatum and The Hunger Games director Gary Ross attached.