Guy Ritchie To Go In Search of 'Treasure Island'George Roush |
Looks like Hollywood is getting set to modernize another classic and director Guy Ritchie seems to be the go to guy for such a task, having helmed the two successful Sherlock Holmes films with Robert Downey Jr. Now he's got a new classic he's going to be taking on for Warner Bros.
Deadline has the news that Ritchie has been attached to direct a modern version of the 1883 Robert Louis Stevenson classic 'Treasure Island' from a script by Alex Harakis. Long John Silver, Jim Hawkins, maps with an 'X,' pirates, treasure, fights, tropical islands, parrots -- it's pretty much every pirate story you've ever read or seen all wrapped up into one awesome package. Though if Ritchie is directing a modern adaptation, expect a lot of slow-motion punching.
No word on casting on who they're looking at but I'm sure Ritchie will try and get people he's worked with previously. I wouldn't surprised to see Gerard Butler's name pop up in this somewhere.
Ritchie is producing with his partner Lionel Wigram, but before they can walk the plank, they're working on a big screen version of 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' a movie that Steven Soderbergh was once attached to.