'The Fugitive' Director Plans Modern Adaptation of 'Treasure Island'
This year marks the 20th anniversary of The Fugitive starring Harrison Ford, and to celebrate, there's a new version of the film coming out on Blu-Ray and DVD. That means director Andrew Davis has been making some publicity rounds, and it sounds like he has a new family adventure in the works. Crave Online reports that Davis is working on a contemporary take on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel Treasure Island. The project is currently titled Thieves Fortune and will take place in a part of Louisiana devastated by Hurricane Katrina, and continues his separation from action movies with a lot of violence in them. Read on!
Though Davis once directed films like Under Siege, Above the Law and Collateral Damage, lately he's been taking to films like Holes and The Guardian. Davis says, "I’ve turned down a lot of violent action movies which I don’t want to do. I don’t want to make a film where violence is the entertainment. I had a great time with Holes. I’m interested in doing family movies or four quadrant movies that are based upon quality literature or books.” It's hard to go wrong with a treasure adventure, and this time it will be pirate Jean Lafitte's booty that drives the hunt. Davis is working on the script with Midnight Run writer George Gallo, so hopefully it'll have some good comedy along with the action and adventure.