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GILLIGAN'S ISLAND Movie on the Way

December 18, 2013
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According to reports, Warner Bros. is moving forward with developing a feature film version of the iconic TV show "Gilligan's Island". Actor Josh Gad, known for such films as "jOBS" and voicing the lovable Olaf in Disney's "Frozen", will star in and write the film. It isn't confirmed yet who Gad will play but physically and personality wise, he is kind of a mix between Gilligan and the Skipper, so it will be interesting to see who he turns out to be.

The success of "21 Jump Street", starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, definitely shows us that turning a tv show into a film can work if done right. Will they keep the same comedic element present in the series however, or will it be a new tone entirely while keeping the same characters intact?

The original series starred Bob Denver as Gilligan, Alan Hale Jr as Skipper, Jim Backus and Natalie Schafer as Thurston and Lovey Howell, Russell Johnson as The Professor, Dawn Wells as Mary Ann, and Tina Louise as Ginger. It was created by Sherwood Schwartz and became an instant classic.

Will they be able to capture the nostalgia of the show for the big-screen? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

Source: Deadline

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