Wasn't Gerard Butler just in the news yesterday? Yes, I think Variety told us he'd signed onto the futuristic thriller Game, from the creators of Jason Statham's Crank. Well, now they are informing us that Butler has also signed onto Fox Walden's kiddy adventure Nim's Island.

The film will be an adaptation of Wendy Orr's popular kids book. Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin are set to star alongside Butler.

The story focuses on a little girl that lives on an island with her scientist father. When his boat runs into a spot of trouble one day, the youngster must fend for herself. With the help of an author she is emailing, the girl and her father are able to rescue the island from a tourist company.

The film will be released on April 28th, 2007.