Not content with having given Sherlock Holmes a kick up the butt, Guy Ritchie is now attached to direct another classic tale, in this case Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island for Warner Bros and Sherlock producers Lionel Wigram and Kevin McCormick, according to Deadline.
Warner has been working on a Treasure Island film since April 2010 (UK based Eccosse Films announced their own adaptation of the book around the same time, but there’s been little info on whether that’s still happening). Alex Harakis will write the script based on Michael Giglio’s first draft, which centres on narrator Jim Hawkins and his adventures with the pirate Long John Silver.
When it was first announced it was described as a contemporary adaptation, although it isn’t clear if this means it’ll be set in the present day or if like Sherlock it’ll have a modern sensibility but stay in the past. There’s no news either on when it might shoot.