03/02/2011 07:04 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Channing Tatum In 'Peter Pan Begins': Star Attached To Origin Story

Channing Tatum, wearing green and fighting the enemy. Sound familiar? What if it's skintight green, and the enemies are pirates? And also he's a flying boy who never ages.

Now could be an unexpected twist.

The Hollywood Reporter relays that Tatum is attached to star in a Peter Pan origin story film produced by Joe Routh, tentatively titled "Peter Pan Begins". As THR reports, Routh was behind "Alice In Wonderland," and is working on the upcoming "Oz: The Great and Powerful," and "Snow White And The Huntsmen," so he knows a little something about darkening up -- or at least retelling -- classic fairy tales and stories.

Chatum's role is unclear -- admittedly, if it was a Pan origin story, he probably wouldn't be playing the boy. But then again, with a re-imagined script and canon, things could change quickly. He could also be up for playing Captain Hook, a role Dustin Hoffman played so expertly in the film "Hook". Or, it could be any number of other roles, as well.

Though often an action star, Tatum has showed a soft spot for characters with soft spots before, playing a love letter writing soldier in "Dear John". One would presume that, whether battling floating pirates or small boys, his G.I. Joe skills won't exactly be needed in this film.

For more, click over to The Hollywood Reporter.