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Guy Ritchie Attached to Helm WB's Latest 'Treasure Island' Adaptation

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June 1, 2012
Source: Deadline

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After having so much success bringing the iconic detective Sherlock Holmes back to the big screen with Robert Downey Jr., Warner Bros is keen on having director Guy Ritchie bring some more classic literature to the big screen. Deadline reports Ritchie is now attached to helm a new adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic pirate adventure Treasure Island with Alex Harakis writing the script as his first feature film screenplay. Ritchie will also produce the film with his production partner Lionel Wigram and Kevin McCormick at Langley Park. Apparently Wigram has been developing the project for awhile now.

In fact, the project was put into action before he even partnered up with Ritchie, and it looks to be another stylized take on the classic tale about a treasure map, a perilous sea journey across the Spanish Main, a mutiny led by the infamous Long John Silver, and a lethal scramble for buried treasure as seen through the eyes of cabin boy Jim Hawkins. Now honestly, Ritchie's got the right style to bring this contemporary audiences in a new way, but I think we all know that there's no topping Muppet Treasure Island. It's just not in the cards. As of now it's not clear how soon this might get off the ground since Ritchie is also working with Warner Bros. on the adaptation of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. after Steven Soderbergh left the director's chair. Stay tuned.

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Reader Feedback - 8 Comments

1

Poor match. No doubt it will be good, it just won't be the style I'd like a Treasure Island film to be. 

Al on Jun 1, 2012

2

The recent one made for tv with Eddie Izzard as longjohn Silver is pretty good.

bangbang on Jun 1, 2012

3

It'll be cool for sure. But c'mon Guy, gimme The Real RocknRolla!

grimjob on Jun 1, 2012

4

Seriously! I have been waiting forever to see Handsome Bob, One-Two and the rest of the gang again. Come on, Ritchie, do it now!

SuicidalOptimist on Jun 2, 2012

5

No doubt. Great film!

Chjapa on Jun 4, 2012

6

It's been made 3 times in the last five years, at least the ones I've watched, some were bad, some were okay. I think Ritchie could do a good version, but I'm not that fussed really.

Crapola on Jun 1, 2012

7

Oh God I m Dreaming ! This is another All Time Story Guy Ritchi is Right Choise Just main faithful to Beloved R.L.Stevensen and give us more But don't Wana another comedy pirate movie, thats childish,I prefer be serious but with dark comedy moments also. Ritchi had Powerful Visionary Style, he do Great Job in Sherlock. Two element is Vital for this and Ritchi had mind-blowing work with both: " Atmosphere " & " Action "

Ehsan Davodi on Jun 1, 2012

8

Guy Ritchie isn't the man for the job...Sherlock Holmes is slightly overrated, GOS is kinda meh. 

Hu on Jun 5, 2012

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