The "Snatch" director may zoom in on Long John Silver for Warner Bros.
Guy Ritchie may bring the same splashy touch to Long John Silver that he already applied to Sherlock Holmes.
The "Snatch" director is attached to "Treasure Island," a Warner Bros. spokesperson told TheWrap.
If the script by Alex Harakis comes to fruition, Ritchie would direct and produce the project.
The Robert Louis Stevenson adventure story has frequently been adapted for both the big and small screen over the years, perhaps most famously by Disney in 1950, with Robert Newton portraying a snarling Long John Silver. But the time could be ripe for a more modern take on the enduring novel.
After all, partnering with Ritchie has been lucrative for Warner Bros. in the past. His re-imagining of Arthur Conan Doyle's detective series, "Sherlock Holmes" and "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," has racked up more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
With numbers like that, it's easy to see why the studio would want to raid the literary canon with Ritchie again.
Ritchie is also working on a film version of the television show "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." for Warner Bros.
Deadline first reported Ritchie's attachment to "Treasure Island."