Two Different Treasure Island Re-makes in the Works!

Warner Bros. be workin' on another film version of the classic pirate tale Treasure Island in the works – one which will “modernize” the novel in the same fashion as the recent Sherlock Holmes film. Appropriately, Sherlock Holmes producer Lionel Wigram is working with Warner Bros. on this new “updated” adventure film, which will be based on a script by relative newcomer Michael Gilio.

SyFy n' RHI Entertainment be takin' on a new television adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic, Treasure Island. This television movie be off to a great start with the casting of Elijah Wood as Ben Gunn, Donald Sutherland as Flint, and Eddie Izzard as Long John Silver. Toby Regbo will play Jim Hawkins and Phillip Glenister, Rupert-Penry-Jones, David Harewood and Keith Allen have also been cast in Treasure Island. The project set to film in Puerto Rice and Ireland.

While there have been almost a dozen Treasure Island films produced over the years, the one that most people remember is the 1950 Disney film which starred Bobby Driscoll as Jim Hawkins, and Robert Newton as Long John Silver. It was Disney‘s first completely live-action film, and the first screen version of Treasure Island made in color.



This be arrrr 4th issue of the Pirate Fashions Newsletter for Mar 2011. In transfer the old website to the new one, we had issues transferring the newsletter. So we be reposing the feature article into this blog instead of losing all the past newsletters.

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