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03.03.10 24 Comments

With movie studios literally optioning gum wrappers from the 50s, the only thing surprising about their plan to make a movie out of Gilligan’s Island is that it took this long.

[from Variety] Warner and Atlas Entertainment have begun development on a feature film based on the iconic CBS sitcom, which originally ran for three seasons between 1964 and 1967. With Brad Copeland (Wild Hogs) penning the screenplay… plans are for a contempo take [I loathe you, Variety writers] on the well-known premise and characters, with the studio and the Schwartzes’ [original producer and family] blessing Copeland’s initial idea for the screenplay.  Producer Charles Roven says he’s hoping to start production as early as next year, but won’t move forward on seeking a director or cast until the script is complete.

Oh boy, I can’t wait to see the Wild Hogs Guy’s “contempo” twist.  My suggestion? Channing Tatum as Gilligan. Aight, look, y’all: firss things firss, we gah be findin areselves some food, son, (*unintelligible mumbling*) nah mean?

And for the Millionaire, you guessed it, P Diddy.  He could even record a remix of the theme song:

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip…

“Ugh, yeah, c’mon…”

That started from this tiny port, aboard this tiny ship…

“Yeah, what? C’mon, ugh.”

The mate was a mighty sailin man, the skipper brave and sure…

“I miss you, Big, yeah, ugh, c’mon…”

Five passengers set sail that day, for a three hour tour…

“Three hours, y’all.”

A threeee hour tooour…

“Throw em up, yeah, c’mon.”

The weather started getting rough, the tiny ship was tossed…

“Ugh, it’s rough out there, y’all, c’mon…”

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