A second film adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel “Treasure Island” is currently in the works at Warner Bros. Pictures reports Pajiba.
Producer Lionel Wigram (“Sherlock Holmes”) is shepherding the Warners film which is in direct competition with Ecosse Films who is currently in development on their own adaptation that scribe Niall Johnson (“White Noise”) is currently working on.
The difference is speed. At last report Johnson was still at work on his script, whereas Michael Gilio’s script for the Warners one was completed a month ago.
Then there’s Wigram track record of getting projects he produces made first – Guy Ritchie’s ‘Holmes’ easily beat a rival project that Sony was developing with Will Ferrell and Sacha Baron Cohen. Wigram is also producing a Doug Liman-directed “Three Musketeers” production which is moving along faster than a rival ‘Musketeers’ project Summit and director Paul W.S. Anderson are at work on.