SyFy – a network whose recent name change from SciFi still boggles my mind – is taking a break from pumping out awesome and completely ridiculous monster movies like Sharktopus, Dinocroc Vs. Supergator, and Megapython Vs. Gateroid (starring 80’s pop sensations Tiffany and Deborah Gibson) to bring us a literary classic with a host of relatively big name actors. Elijah Wood, Donald Sutherland, and Eddie Izzard have just landed roles in the television adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island.
The project will see Izzard as Long John Silver, which frankly sounds like a thoroughtly entertaining casting choice, and Wood as Ben Gunn a marooned pirate and former crewman of Sutherland’s notorious Captain Flint. The project is shooting in Puerto Rico and Ireland and will air in two parts in 2012. Sorry, literature buffs, you’re going to have to hold your horses for now. In the meantime, I’d seriously recommend checking out one of those hybrid monster movies; bad acting, terrible graphics, and two hours of hilarity.
Source: Hollywood Reporter