Production Weekly reports that a remake of the castaway tale Swiss Family Robinson has booked into Queensland Warner Roadshow Studios with a tenative start date of September.
Greg Poirier (Tim Allen's The Shaggy Dog) wrote the feature script of the classic staryset in it's original time period, around the beginning of the 19th century. The story, which first originated as a novel by Johann David Wyss, was the basis for the 1960 film.
The classic story finds the Robinson family washed ashore on an uncharted tropical island following a stormy shipwreck. On the island, the family builds a home for themselves in a gigantic tree, making a new life while battling the island's elements.