‘Hook’ Star Launches Kickstarter for Prequel to Steven Spielberg Adventure

“Bangarang” will tell the story of the mohawk-sporting Lost Boy before he came to Neverland

“Hook” star Dante Basco has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a short (or potential feature film) about his character, Rufio.

Entitled “Bangarang,” the official synopsis for the film says it will tell “the story about Rufio, before the mohawk, before Neverland, before he was The Pan.”

“Roofus is a 13-year-old kid who is destined to be more than he is,” the synopsis continues. “After his mother is forced to put him into a foster home, he and his rag-tag group of best friends – a Jamaican boy named Julani and a bright-eyed Latina force of nature named Ella – find a way for Roofus to escape his ill fate, find his happy thought and fulfill his destiny.”

At the time of this publishing, the campaign has already raised over $16,000 of its stated $30,000 goal. However, the Kickstarter page states that if the campaign can raise $200,000, they will make a feature length film as opposed to a short.

“We’re confident that for that budget, we could tell this story in feature form and bring you to a version of Neverland you’ve never seen before,” the page states.

Basco will serve as an executive producer on the project, along with Rawn Ericson II. Jonah Feingold will direct and write with Jeremy Dylan writing and producing.

Basco starred opposite Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman in 1991’s “Hook.” The film was nominated for five Oscars and grossed over $3o0 million worldwide.