'The Fugitive' Director Plans Modern Adaptation of 'Treasure Island'

September 2, 2013
Source: Crave Online

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.

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Color me intrigued.

Nathan Williams on Sep 2, 2013


Would rather them Just make Treasure Island....oh wait they did, with Eddi Izzard, it was excellent. This seems pointless. On another note, dang Fugitive has been out for 20 years already?

Brian Sleider on Sep 2, 2013


I remember seeing The Fugitive in a matinée showing one afternoon in 1993. It seems like a long time ago.

cobrazombie on Sep 4, 2013


I think we saw what we wana saw. Article says 'The Fugitive' Director Plans Modern Adaptation of 'Treasure Island' but i say what happened if he says 'The Guardian' Director Plans Modern Adaptation of 'Treasure Island' or 'Collateral Damage' Director Plans Modern Adaptation of 'Treasure Island' or 'Steal Big Steal Little' Director Plans Modern Adaptation of 'Treasure Island' you know what i mean? i mean ethan did right act, he see right side of the coin but i see two side of that and i want say this is not perfect choice for me. Why i say "perfect choice"? because i read Repeatedly Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel Treasure Island and see many and many animations , series and movies based on his masterpiece novel. Then i believe a regular director can NOT bring the SPECTACLE , SURPRISE and IMPRESSION that shake me another time. He doesn't have INGENIOUS CREATIVITY VISION that i think this cinematic adaption needs to bring the World of Stevenson to the life. I wish luck for mr.Davis. This is OK choice BUT NOT FOR ME.

Ehsan Davodi on Sep 3, 2013

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