The only light in the badlands known as Saturday night television is the SyFy Channel’s mostly terrible, but campy Saturday Night Movies. Tonight (Saturday, May 5th) they debut their latest, a four hour retailing of the Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic, Treasure Island.
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Michael bay is producing Black Sails, a prequel to Treasure Island, for Starz. Beginning twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic swashbuckler, Black Sails is expected to premiere in 2014.
Full details from the official press release follow the jump.
Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic swashbuckler, Treasure Island, comes to Syfy on May 5th as a one night, four-hour special event. The RHI Entertainment production stars Eddie Izzard as Long John Silver, Elijah Wood as Ben Gunn and Donald Sutherland as Flint. Tony Regbo [the Harry Potter films] is young Jim Hawkins.
The official press release follows the jump.