"I'm currently putting together a modern version of Treasure Island set in post Katrina Louisiana called Thieves Fortune. It's the treasure of Jean LaFitte and I think it could be a really interesting, fun movie that could be about something and still be very entertaining."
The director is currently working on the screenplay with George Gallo and a number of other unidentified writers. The project doesn't have a studio home as of yet, but the director said they will start pitching it once the script is complete and a cast is attached.
Here's what the filmmaker had to say about making family-friendly movies after directing action movies such as Under Siege, Above the Law and Collateral Damage.
"I've turned down a lot of violent action movies which I don't want to do. I don't want to make a film where violence is the entertainment. I had a great time with Holes. I'm interested in doing family movies or four quadrant movies that are based upon quality literature or books."
Stay tuned for more details regarding the Treasure Island remake Thieves Fortune.
Treasure Island was released January 22nd, 1990 and stars Charlton Heston, Christian Bale, Oliver Reed, Christopher Lee, Richard Johnson, Julian Glover, Isla Blair, Clive Wood. The film is directed by Fraser Clarke Heston.