Eddie Izzard for Sky’s ‘Treasure Island’

[from digitalspy.com]

Sky has announced that it is working on a new adaptation of Treasure Island.

The Guardian reports that comedian Eddie Izzard has signed up to play Long John Silver in the program.

Filming for the two-part show is expected to begin in Ireland and Puerto Rico next month.

Sky’s managing director of entertainment and news Sophie Turner Laing said: “We have Treasure Island in production which stars Eddie Izzard, which is really exciting. He doesn’t do that much television so we are very excited that he is to play Long John Silver.”

Treasure Island is currently scheduled to air on Sky1 at Christmas in 2012.

Written by Momo in: Movies,News |


  • Lizard

    2012….that is a looooooong time to wait for this!

    Comment | October 28, 2010
  • Truely a match made in heaven, I always felt that Long John could have another side, and who better than my favorite man in the world…Eddie, to play this part. He has such a unique and witty banter style, and with his beautiful eyes and wonderful voice… this I can’t wait to see. NOT TILL 12/2012? Man – can I hold my breath that long?

    Comment | November 13, 2010

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