‘The Fugitive’ Director Andrew Davis Planning ‘Treasure Island’ Remake

The modern-day adventure will be set in post-Katrina Louisiana, focusing on the treasure of Jean LaFitte.
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‘The Fugitive’ Director Andrew Davis Planning ‘Treasure Island’ Remake

Director Andrew Davis plans Treasure Island remake Thieves Fortune Director Andrew Davis, who hasn't made a film since the 2006 drama The Guardian, revealed that he is planning a modern-day remake of the 1990 film Treasure Island, entitled Thieves Fortune. Here's what he had to say in a recent interview.

"I'm currently putting together a modern version of Treasure Island set in post Katrina Louisiana called Thieves Fortune. It's the treasure of Jean LaFitte and I think it could be a really interesting, fun movie that could be about something and still be very entertaining."

The director is currently working on the screenplay with George Gallo and a number of other unidentified writers. The project doesn't have a studio home as of yet, but the director said they will start pitching it once the script is complete and a cast is attached.

Here's what the filmmaker had to say about making family-friendly movies after directing action movies such as Under Siege, Above the Law and Collateral Damage.

"I've turned down a lot of violent action movies which I don't want to do. I don't want to make a film where violence is the entertainment. I had a great time with Holes. I'm interested in doing family movies or four quadrant movies that are based upon quality literature or books."

Stay tuned for more details regarding the Treasure Island remake Thieves Fortune.

Treasure Island was released January 22nd, 1990.

Sources:Crave Online

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  • instead8909 • 2 years ago

    right now he's making Pretty Boy Floyd, before that The Guardian and Holes.

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    • instead8909 • 2 years ago

      Andrew is still directing - just not violent films.

      Disney should hire him since all their films, well a good portion are family friendly.

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      • Fry-3000 • 2 years ago

        Where has he been?, been along time!

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        • the-crow2k • 2 years ago

          Wow. Andrew Davis! There's a name I haven't heard in a long time.

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          • thedude1 • 2 years ago

            @artkid04 I completely understand that sentiment however I just can't completely agree with it. Remakes have and can be good. So until a remake is released I'm willing to give them all a chance.

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            • artkid04 • 2 years ago

              @thedude1 yah, I mean this does sound like an interesting take on the Treasure Island story but why keep revisiting story ideas that have already been done, why not do something more original?? an original pirates movie maybe

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              • thedude1 • 2 years ago

                @oxxford699@artkid04

                That is because remakes and re-imaginings can be good. Remakes have been around for over 100 years! Some of the best films ever made are remakes. They aren't new and they aren't going anywhere.

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                • artkid04 • 2 years ago

                  @oxxford699 sadly, i don't think hollywood will ever stop, this young generation seems to keep buying into these mindless remakes

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                  • oxxford699 • 2 years ago

                    Jesus not another remake...Hollywood STOP!!

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                    • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                      Cool.

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                      • brady1138 • 2 years ago

                        That's...actually a really interesting idea. I'll bite.

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