We’d heard earlier this year that a new Treasure Island movie was in development, the idea being to create a version of the story that has the same appeal as the Sherlock Holmes and Pirates of the Caribbean films — in other words, a mostly modern take that happens to be set in the original time period.

Now it appears that the same producer behind Sherlock Holmes, Lionel Wigram, is putting together his own Treasure Island with Warner Bros., hopefully beating the other one out of the game and ensuring that it will be exactly the same sort of film as Sherlock. Read More »