The cable remakje of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel "Treasure Island" will star Donald Sutherland, Eddie Izzard and Elijah Wood, reports the Hollywood Reporter’s The Live Feed blog.
Done for the Comcast-NBC Universal Syfy Channel, the production is shooting in Puerto Rico and Ireland and will be aired as a two-part production in early 2012, the story says.
Izzard will play Long John Silver, while Wood will play Ben Gunn and Sutherland will take on the role of Flint, the story notes.
A TVWeek note: A fun, little known version of this story is "Long John Silver," a 1954 film starring an actor also little remembered, Robert Newton, in the title role. You can get it on DVD from Netflix. Newton also played the same role in the Disney "Treasure Island."