Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A 3 hour tour... in a 2 hour movie.


"Warner Bros. Pictures and production company Atlas Entertainment are developing a feature film based on CBS' 'Gilligan's Island'.

Charles Roven and Richard Suckle will produce for Atlas, with Brad Copeland writing the screenplay. Original show producer Sherwood Schwartz is on board to executive produce along with son Lloyd Schwartz.

Variety says that plans are for a contemporary take on the iconic show. They're hoping to start production next year but won't move forward on seeking a director or cast until Copeland's script is completed.

'The characters are so good,' Roven added. 'We think it's going to be a great story to transport these cultural icons to the modern day.'"

From Slashfilm:

"When Schwartz broke the news at the Beverly Hills induction ceremony of Television Academy’s Hall of Fame on December 9th 2008, he told TV Guide that he wanted Michael Cera to play Gilligan and Beyonce Knowles to play Ginger."

Michael Cera... maybe. Beyonce Knowles... (not that I'm racist) but no way. But the sad thing is if you cast Michael Cera as Gilligan (I honestly think he's too young), then you would have to cast Jonah Hill as the Skipper.

Maybe they'll pitch it as "'Lost' as a comedy", which they really shouldn't considering "Lost" came first. Interestingly, "Lost" was inspired by Cast Away.

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