Warner Bros. Pictures and production company Atlas Entertainment are developing a feature film based on CBS' "Gilligan's Island."
Plans are for a contemporary modern-day take on the iconic show.
The original show featured Bob Denver and Alan Hale Jr. and a band of unlikely castaways stranded on an uncharted island after a three hour tour. The show ran from 1964 to1967. - Original show producer Sherwood Schwartz is on board to executive produce along with son Lloyd Schwartz.
Warner Bros. has tapped Josh Gad to star in and co-write the screenplay for their long-gestating big-screen adaptation of Gilligan's Island.
The studio had previously tried to bring the beloved TV series to life in 2010, when Brad Copeland (Yogi Bear) was attached to write the script, and Atlas Entertainment's Charles Roven and Richard Suckle were set to produce. Neither the writer or producers are involved in this new version, which will be co-written by Josh Gad, Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez. It isn't known what role Josh Gad will play, although there is speculation he may portray either The Skipper or Gilligan himself.Read More