Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Warner Bros. Considering Adaptation of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Following the success of its filmed version of Sherlock Holmes, Pajiba is reporting that Warner Bros. is now preparing another period piece, an adaptation of the classic Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

According to the article, the studio has a script in hand but is keeping the plot details of their version under wraps.

Treasure Island is one of the very earliest books we can remember reading, being spellbound by the adventure and intrigue. Originally published in 1883 (serialized in the magazine Young Folks), the book has been made into numerous films and made-for-television movies.

About Treasure Island (from the publisher): "Squire Trelawney, Dr. Livesey, and the rest of these gentlemen having asked me to write down the whole particulars about Treasure Island, from the beginning to the end, keeping nothing back but the bearings of the island, and that only because there is still treasure not yet lifted, I take up my pen in the year of grace 17 -- and go back to the time when my father kept the Admiral Benbow inn and the brown old seaman with the sabre cut first took up his lodging under our roof."

So begins Robert Louis Stevenson's cherished, unforgettable adventure that magically captures the thrill of a sea voyage and a treasure hunt through the eyes of its teenage protagonist, Jim Hawkins. Crossing the Atlantic in search of the buried cache, Jim and the ship's crew must brave the elements and a mutinous charge led by the quintessentially ruthless pirate Long John Silver. Brilliantly conceived and splendidly executed, it is a novel that has seized the imagination of generations of adults and children alike.

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