CATEGORIES Comedy, Deals, Warner Brothers, Scripts, DIY/Filmmaking, Newsstand, Remakes and Sequels, Movie News, CinematicalI would say that we're in the midst of a retro television revival, but the truth is that this trend has been ongoing since the 1990s. It never dies. We'd have to behead it and hang it from a church rooftop so it's burned by the rays of the dawn sun, and even then, it's not soon enough to stop Father Knows Best or Gilligan's Island. Yep, that's right: Variety reports that Warner Bros and Atlas Entertainment plain to bring Gilligan's Island to the big screen. Brad Copeland is penning the screenplay.
Variety notes that "the logline is being kept under wraps" but let me try to take a guess. Seven individuals set out on a three hour tour on a wee little ship called the Minnow. The winds start to get rough. Their tiny ship is tossed, and if not for the courage of the fearless crew, the Minnow would be lost. It sets aground on a stranded desert isle and well, I'm stumped beyond that point. (Not really.) Except that I know they'll never be able to build a raft, but they will be able to make radios and glow-in-the-dark paint out of coconuts.
I guess it's possible the studio is planning to give this a LOST makeover (Stranded castaways! They're the hot thing!) and give it some supernatural twist that will actually prevent them from building a raft. Who knows, though Copeland certainly has funny points to spare from Arrested Development. I just know I'd like to see something new.