Guy Ritchie To Direct ‘Treasure Island’
Warner Brothers has struck a deal with director Guy Ritchie, Deadline is reporting. The ‘Sherlock Holmes’ helmer will now head up their new forthcoming movie Treasure Island. The adaption’s screenplay that follows the well known tale of pirates, gold and buccaneers from the novel of writer Robert Louis Stevenson will be written by Alex Harakis whose resume includes producer of ‘Relative Values’ and ‘Another Life’.
On board with Ritchie is his partner Lionel Wigram (Harry Potter franchise), as well as Kevin McCormick (Arthur). The trio will all co-produce the project together. ‘Treasure Island’ will reunite Wigram and Ritchie. The two previously worked together on the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ installments.
Guy Ritchie is credited for his work directing the forthcoming movie ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E..’, ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’, ‘Swept Away’, ‘RocknRolla’, ‘Suspect’, ‘Revolver’, and ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’. He is also well known for his work on the short lived television series ‘Lock, Stock…’
What do you think about Ritchie taking on the well known classic ‘Treasure Island’?