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New "Treasure Island" Movie is Being Developed

Posted: February 15th, 2010 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
New "Treasure Island" Movie is Being DevelopedSubmit Comment
Ecosse Films is developing a big screen adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel "Treasure Island," but updated for contemporary audiences. Niall Johnson (Callas) is writing the script.

The idea is to play up the relationship between Long John Silver and narrator Jim Hawkins, but make Silver much hipper in the style of Robert Downey Jr's interpretation of "Sherlock Holmes."

"Treasure Island" has already been adapted at least a dozen times, but ever since "Sherlock Holmes" grossed $407 million, studios have been looking to convert classic characters into tougher action heroes. The same thing is currently going on with "The Three Musketeers."

Source: Variety


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encoreyourface writes:
on February 15th, 2010 at 5:15:59 PM

please no ... please God no ...

Freudian_Nightmare writes:
on February 15th, 2010 at 5:25:03 PM

"The idea is to play up the relationship between Long John Silver and narrator Jim Hawkins"

So we'll get to see some seamen trade semen? Finally something DOC can be thrilled about.

"make Silver much hipper"

This is why old people shouldn't stay in charge. Does any even use the term "hipp" anymore? And didn't Disney make an update of this already? In space? Can't get anymore "hipp" than Silver in space.

SofaKing writes:
on February 15th, 2010 at 6:46:19 PM

As long as they don't use too much of that old-timey talk. I have read Stevenson and half the words he uses are extinct weird euro-slang. I can't respect a hero whose name is now synonymous with fried shrimp and hush puppies either.
Kurskij writes:
on February 15th, 2010 at 7:02:52 PM

If "Fat" Joel Silver is producing - I'm in
Rush_66 writes:
on February 15th, 2010 at 7:04:45 PM

They got lucky with Sherlock Holmes. Don't push it too far now.
autiger10 writes:
on February 15th, 2010 at 8:09:56 PM

nothing will beat "muppet treasure island"
autiger10 writes:
on February 15th, 2010 at 8:09:59 PM

nothing will beat "muppet treasure island"
Ranger writes:
on February 15th, 2010 at 8:49:51 PM

Treasure Island...
Or what I like to call Halle Berry's clit!
bale01289 writes:
on February 15th, 2010 at 9:27:10 PM

My God, the f*cking very sorce of "REMAKE"! So what you are telling me is more gay pirates, right?!? Please Hollywood, no more gay pirates, gay vampires, gay werewolves, gay superheroes, gay Scorsese remakes, gay remakes in gereral, gay "faggotry" that makes you Hollywood, gay 3D movies, gay raised movie prices to feed your fat asses.......the list goes on and on...please just put out SOMETHING original!
super_suck writes:
on February 15th, 2010 at 9:53:56 PM

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
johnny_boy writes:
on February 15th, 2010 at 10:15:01 PM

So is this a remake? Are there any original ideas anymore?
johnny_boy writes:
on February 15th, 2010 at 10:16:10 PM

Long John Silver? Reminds me of dandys dildo
oklahomaer writes:
on February 15th, 2010 at 11:32:10 PM

hmm who to play long john silver in a hip remake? i know mickey rourke or even better gary busey. and jim hawkins can be played by steven seagal or gary coleman.
c-prime writes:
on February 16th, 2010 at 12:01:07 AM

They can never top the Muppets version - that one is immortal.
TheHundreds writes:
on February 16th, 2010 at 12:07:22 AM

^ not sure if your being sarcastic but i agree
Rosalie writes:
on February 16th, 2010 at 4:12:10 AM

Since he has experience playing the role in "Muppet Treasure Island", how about Tim Curry as Dr. Frank-N-Furter playing Long John Silver?
welchmatty writes:
on February 16th, 2010 at 5:17:25 AM

this is just the start - hollywood will "re-make" god knows what will spew out next! remake of spartacus!!!
jeffw1978 writes:
on February 16th, 2010 at 10:16:54 AM

Wow This sounds Gay.
MadHatter writes:
on February 16th, 2010 at 3:57:30 PM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!,Why? God i thought that the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie was enough! Why can't producers and directors and movie studios wait about 20 years or more to make and release a new Pirates movie?, making a Pirates movie every few years is so, well, i can't even find a word to say about word i say about this idea.

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