With such a great cast, I must admit my expectations are exceptionally and excitedly high. Syfy will be premiering its four-hour Treasure Island on one night, May 5, so make sure you have your evening clear. Starring Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit), Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games), , and Eddie Izzard (Mockingbird Lane), I really can’t wait to see this.
Here’s the press release:
EDDIE IZZARD, ELIJAH WOOD AND DONALD SUTHERLAND LEAD ALL STAR CAST IN SYFY’S NEW ADAPTATION OF TREASURE ISLAND
PREMIERES SATURDAY, MAY 5 FROM 7-11PM IN SPECIAL ONE NIGHT MOVIE EVENT
NEW YORK – March 21, 2012 – In a special, one night only movie event, Syfy will present a fresh, new spin on the classic tale, Treasure Island, featuring an all-star cast led by Eddie Izzard, Elijah Wood and Donald Sutherland. Robert Louis Stevenson’s swashbuckling adventure story about fantastical treasure, youthful courage and murderous greed will premiere Saturday, May 5 from 7-11PM (ET/PT) on Syfy.
Izzard (The Riches, Ocean’s 12) stars as Long John Silver, Wood (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit) plays Ben Gunn and Sutherland (Pride and Prejudice, Ordinary People) portrays Flint.
Distributed by RHI Entertainment, the movie also stars Toby Regbo (Harry Potter) as young Jim Hawkins, who is unexpectedly drawn into the world of piracy when he discovers a treasure map and finds himself battling Silver for the treasure — and his life. Shirley Henderson (Bridget Jones) and Nina Sosanya (Love Actually) round out the Treasure Island cast.
Executive producers of Treasure Island are Robert Halmi Sr. for RHI Entertainment, Alan Moloney for Parallel Films, Mark Grenside for MNG Films, Melanie Stokes and Anne Brogan for Kindle Entertainment, and Annie Harrison-Baxter for Sky.
The producer is Laurie Borg (Made in Dagenham, Sense and Sensibility). Treasure Island is written by Stewart Harcourt (Hearts and Bones, Marple). The director is Steve Barron (Merlin, Arabian Nights).
Treasure Island, starring Elijah Wood, Donald Sutherland, and Eddie Izzard, airs Saturday, May 5 at 7/6c on Syfy.