Against strong competition, the film and television rights to Geraldine McCaughrean’s PETER PAN IN SCARLET, the official sequel to JM Barrie’s Peter Pan, have been entrusted to a British consortium comprising Headline Pictures, the UK Film Council and BBC Films, it was announced today by Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children’s Special Trustees. The deal was brokered on behalf of Great Ormond Street Hospital by Charlotte Mann of The Rod Hall Agency Ltd.
"We could not be happier than to be partnering Headline Pictures, UK Film Council and BBC Films in this exciting new development with PETER PAN IN SCARLET," said Charles Denton, Executive Director of the charity. "We have no doubt that they will help to build on the ongoing success of Geraldine McCaughrean’s brilliant sequel which will continue to raise vital funds for the hospital in the way JM Barrie had intended when he gifted the copyright to Peter Pan to the Hospital."
Peter Pan in Scarlet, the official sequel to JM Barrie's original book, was launched on 5 October 2006, written by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean.