THE Lost Boys from Hook have reunited 25 years after the Steven Spielberg film was released.
The former child stars recreated several scenes from the film in a playful photo shoot organised by Production company 22 Vision.
To celebrate the reunion, we’ve tracked down some little known facts about Hook which was nominated for five Oscars and is the fifth highest grossing pirate-themed film of all-time:
According to Spielberg, Michael Jackson “had always wanted to play Peter Pan”.
The director called Jackson and had a chat to him about potentially starring in the 1991 movie, but the storyline wasn’t exactly what Jackson wanted.
“I called Michael and I said, ‘This is about a lawyer that is brought back to save his kids and discovers that he was once, when he was younger, Peter Pan.’
“So Michael understood at that point it wasn’t the same Peter Pan he wanted to make,” Spielberg said to Entertainment Weekly.
But a Vanity Fair article published in 2003 claimed that Michael did not “understand”, as Spielberg put it.
It claimed Jackson was so angry with Spielberg that he paid a witch doctor $US150,000 to put a “voodoo curse” on the director in the hope he’d die.
WHO ALMOST STARRED IN THE FILM
Both Kevin Kline and Tom Hanks were considered for the role of Peter Pan, which of course eventually went to Robin Williams. Rocker David Bowie was offered the role of Captain Hook but turned it down, and Richard Attenborough passed on playing Tootles.
JULIA ROBERTS WAS A DIVA
Steven Spielberg was asked on 60 Minutes if he’d ever work with Julia Roberts again after Hook.
In a soft voice, the director said, “No”.
From all reports, Roberts was an emotional wreck on the set of the fantasy film.
The actor, who played Tinkerbell in the film, was struggling when filming began having just called off her engagement to Kiefer Sutherland four days before their wedding.
Roberts was such a nightmare on set that the crew nicknamed her “Tinkerhell”.
According to Steven Spielberg: A Biography, Roberts once rocked up to the set late and when she finally arrived, said, “I’m ready now”.
Spielberg responded with, “We’re ready when I say we’re ready, Julia”.
After filming had wrapped, the legendary director admitted to 60 Minutes that “It was not a great time for Julia and I to be working together”.
Roberts responded to Spielberg’s comments years later in Vanity Fair, saying, “I saw that and my eyes popped out of my head”.
“I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe that this person that I knew and trusted was actually hesitating to come to my defence. It was a hard lesson to learn. It was the first time that I felt I had a turncoat in my midst.”
Remember when that pirate gets locked in the wooden chest with a scorpion? That pirate was in fact Glenn Close, dressed as a man. Singer Phil Collins also made a cameo in Hook, appearing as a police inspector.
Robin Williams is one of the hairiest men in Hollywood, and this didn’t quite suit the image of Peter Pan. So the comedian was forced to shave his chest and arms for the role.