Warner Bros. to Adapt GILLIGAN’S ISLAND into a Feature Film

     March 2, 2010


When I read Variety’s report that Warner Bros. wants to take the popular 60s sitcom Gilligan’s Island and turn it into a movie, my first thought was, “Wasn’t this already announced months ago, if not years?”  It’s campy, it’s got name recognition, and it’s the kind of adaptation that elicits, “Ugh.  They’ll make anything into a movie!” from casual film-goers who don’t know the half of it.

For those not familiar with American pop-culture history, Gilligan’s Island was about a hapless group of castaways having misadventures on an uncharted and uninhabited island in the Pacific.  The show is best known for having male viewers argue the relative hotness of lead female characters Ginger, Mary Ann, and Mrs. Howell.  Also, expect the movie to make the mandatory joke about the Professor being able to make a radio out of a coconut but failing to create a device that would get the group rescued.

Charles Roven and Richard Suckle are on board to produce.  Brad Copeland (Wild Hogs, Yogi Bear) will write the screenplay and his involvment should clue you into the movie they’re trying to make.

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