Syfy announced today a new two-part Treasure Island movie event based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, which is already in production and expected to air in early 2012. In addition they announced Elijah Wood, Donald Sutherland and Eddie Izzard are joining the cast. Wood will play the part of Ben Gunn, Sutherland will play Flint, and Izzard will play Long John Silver (which we hope means there will be an interesting comedic bent to the film). They join Toby Regbo (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2) as Jim Hawkins, Shirley Henderson (Moaning Myrtle from the Harry Potter films) as Jim’s mother, and Nina Sosanya (Love Actually) as Silver’s wife.
Details of the story were not release, so we don’t know yet if this is a “reimagining” of the story like Alice and Tin Man, or a traditional version.