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PostSubject: New Coming soon Treasure Island on Sky one HD   Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:23 pm

The "edgier, darker" adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic page-turner Treasure Island, entering production now in Puerto Rico and Ireland and set to air on Syfy next year, has put together an intriguing cast that includes Eddie Izzard, Elijah Wood, Donald Sutherland, and Philip Glenister.

The central role of Jim is being essayed by Toby Regbo (Mr. Nobody), who's about to become very familiar as the teenage version of Dumbledore (doesn't that sound like a contradiction in terms?) in the final Harry Potter movie. His rival for Flint's titular treasure is Long John Silver, who'll be played by Eddie Izzard--which sounds like a bit of inspired casting.

Elijah Wood has been cast as Ben Gunn, the marooned ex-crewmate of Flint's. Flint himself, who I keep imagining with six eyes thanks to Treasure Planet, will be played by Donald Sutherland. Also in the cast are Philip Glenister (Demons, Ashes to Ashes) as Captain Smollet; Rupert Penry-Jones as Squire Trelawney; Daniel Mays as Dr. Livesey; Keith Allen (the deliciously vile Sheriff of Nottingham from the recent UK series Robin Hood) as Pew; and Shirley Henderson (Myrtle from Harry Potter, and Ursula from the Doctor Who ep "Love and Monsters") as Jim's mum.

Though it's airing on Syfy, this Treasure Island is (apparently) presented in its original context; the difference from previous versions will be more a matter of style and flavor.

"Treasure Island is one of the greatest tales in all of literature," said producer Robert Halmi Sr. "We have retained the adrenaline-charged atmosphere and action from the original work, while adding an edgier, darker tone that will resonate with contemporary audiences. It is a thrilling experience to be able to take this story and re-interpret it for today's viewers." Treasure Island is such a great story that it works great on its own--but its durability makes it flexible, too (witness Treasure Planet, or, to shift to another adventure classic, the undervalued NBC version of Crusoe), so there's certainly room for new points of view.






Sounds good. Got 2 of my fave men in Eddie'Bad boy'Izzard and Philip ' Gene Hunt' Glenister
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PostSubject: Re: New Coming soon Treasure Island on Sky one HD   Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:27 pm

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PostSubject: Re: New Coming soon Treasure Island on Sky one HD   Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:33 pm

Have me eye on this one.....

Did you see Neverland (Rhys Ifans, Bob Hoskins, Ann Friel) at all...

Been on Sky recently..?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1720619/



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PostSubject: Re: New Coming soon Treasure Island on Sky one HD   Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:38 pm

Hope I'm not to hungover to watch it. At the outlaws this year and they are mean party throwers.
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PostSubject: Re: New Coming soon Treasure Island on Sky one HD   Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:45 pm

Gaznandi wrote:
Have me eye on this one.....

Did you see Neverland (Rhys Ifans, Bob Hoskins, Ann Friel) at all...

Been on Sky recently..?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1720619/

Not seen Neverland its on Sky Pemiere movies. Can't be assed to pay all that money for non stop repeatts THat what I have the BBC for. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: New Coming soon Treasure Island on Sky one HD   Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:37 am

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Gaznandi wrote:
Have me eye on this one.....

Did you see Neverland (Rhys Ifans, Bob Hoskins, Ann Friel) at all...

Been on Sky recently..?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1720619/

Not seen Neverland its on Sky Pemiere movies. Can't be assed to pay all that money for non stop repeatts THat what I have the BBC for. lol!

IPT is the way to go, part 1 is on there witchy... wink



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PostSubject: Re: New Coming soon Treasure Island on Sky one HD   Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:04 pm

This got mixed reviews . Some saying leave it alone already. Others for the new take on a classic. Always the same some hate redo's and some want them.
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PostSubject: Re: New Coming soon Treasure Island on Sky one HD   Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:23 pm

It hasn't been shown yet so who's reviewed it petal..?



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PostSubject: Re: New Coming soon Treasure Island on Sky one HD   Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:30 pm

Weren't bad I got my eyecandy care of Philip Glennister and the lovely but naughty Eddie Izzard. I gave it a 8/10
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PostSubject: Re: New Coming soon Treasure Island on Sky one HD   Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:15 pm

Gaznandi wrote:
It hasn't been shown yet so who's reviewed it petal..?

Read the reviews of it, been a few of those. with not many liking it. Then reaised I was reading reviews for Neverland. DOH!

Not seen it yet, got it to watch ,but no time until the fam drift back to the swampy bayous.
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PostSubject: Re: New Coming soon Treasure Island on Sky one HD   Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:17 pm

I was disappointed..

It started off with promise but the 2nd instalment just dragged and dragged...

Could have easily done with chopping 3/4 of an hour off it...



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PostSubject: Re: New Coming soon Treasure Island on Sky one HD   Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:07 pm

Weren't that bad, Frodo wa s a bit scary though, so was moaning Mrytle. lol
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PostSubject: Re: New Coming soon Treasure Island on Sky one HD   Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:33 pm

Finally saw it, feet up, large cup of cocoa and the other half elsewhere beign whooped on the PS by his over sugar hyped nephew.

Not that impressed in it. could have been a lot better made. Was that Moaning Mrytle of HP I saw as Jim's mum? How freaky was Elijah and Captain Jack, I mean Mad Ben Gunn. I rate it 4/10. Better than usual crap over the Winter holiday period.
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