New Line has acquired horror pitch Pan by tyro scribe Ben Magid in a preemptive bid and set it up with Brooklyn Weaver's Energy Entertainment banner, reports Variety.

The story's a backward take on J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan with supernatural elements in which the Pan character's a villain tracked by police captain named Hook.

New Line prexy Toby Emmerich and Jeff Katz are overseeing for the studio. Newly minted manager Jake Wagner oversees development of the project for Energy.