Guy Ritchie to Direct TREASURE ISLAND for Warner Bros.

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Warner Bros. has set Guy Ritchie to direct a new iteration of Robert Louis Stevenson’s pirate tale Treasure IslandDeadline reports that Alex Harakis has been tapped to write the screenplay, and Ritchie will produce alongside partner Lionel Wigram.  The duo teamed up on the reimaging of Sherlock Holmes which itself spawned last year’s sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.  Ritchie most recently signed on to produce and possibly direct The Man from U.N.C.L.E. for Warner Bros. after Steven Soderbergh left the project.

Wigram has been developing Treasure Island for the past couple of years, with Paul Greengrass eyeing the project as a directorial vehicle at one point.  There’s no word on how this update will differ from Stevenson’s original story, and though the kid in me is screaming “space pirates!” I’d love to see a hardened, high seas adventure a la Master and Commander from Ritchie.

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  • Kanwar

    Brilliant News….Loved the Novel….and Ritchie has the talent to deliver the goods…

  • Duder

    Only way i can see this going wrong is if they don’t follow the book or they don’t cast very well, other than that its ritchie’s to lose.

  • guest

    I;d like Benedict Cumberbatch to play Dr Livesey

  • mattinacan

    Ritchie does a good job sticking to source material, and he will add a lot of slow motion face and gut punches.

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  • Yeti Murphy

    am i the only one that doesnt think this is a good idea? i wish ritchie would go back to modern day action comedies instead of over-stylizing classic literature. i suppose if the slo-mo is kept to a minimum and theres a quality script and talented cast it could be cool but we’ll just have to see.

  • Cori

    I dunno…the Muppets nailed it.


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