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Guy Ritchie to put his stylized spin on a new version of Treasure Island

06.04.2012

Treasure Island book coverHot on the heels of the humongous success that is the SHERLOCK HOLMES franchise (never hoped I'd be typing that), director Guy Ritchie has signed on to direct another project shepherded into existence by producer Lionel Wigram - TREASURE ISLAND.  Interest in the project was alluded to back in 2010, but no movement had been seen since until Ritchie confirmed his involvement this past weekend.

The script will be written by one Alex Harakis, while the adaptation itself is already being called "a stylized version of the classic novel, much [like] Sherlock Holmes."  I'm not sure how you stylize pirates, but I guess we'll be finding out soon enough.  But I bet I'll like it.

The most important question currently unanswered is of course casting related - what sort of unorthodox pairing in the vein of Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law can we expect Ritchie to put together?

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Extra Tidbit: The funny thing is that I could easily see Downy Jr. as Long John Silver...

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10:43PM on 06/04/2012
I think they should do it completely modern day. No joke. Make them the scary, dingy modern pirates that are out there right now as we speak. No more romantic, yo-ho-ho stuff . . .
I think they should do it completely modern day. No joke. Make them the scary, dingy modern pirates that are out there right now as we speak. No more romantic, yo-ho-ho stuff . . .
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3:48PM on 06/04/2012

though Sherlock was cool...

i think that whole franchise hinged on RDJ. not sure how this franchise, or that one without RDJ would do on just guy ritchie and style alone...
i think that whole franchise hinged on RDJ. not sure how this franchise, or that one without RDJ would do on just guy ritchie and style alone...
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9:46AM on 06/04/2012
Somebody please, please, please give that man the money to film his own work again.

Give us The Real RocknRolla.
Somebody please, please, please give that man the money to film his own work again.

Give us The Real RocknRolla.
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