‘Gilligan’s Island’ Headed to Big Screen

Movie version of 1960s show may launch with Michael Cera in the lead

Last Updated: July 12, 2011 @ 12:02 PM

The seven iconic castaways that bewitched '60s television audiences may sail onto big screens, Variety reports.

Warner Bros. and Atlas Entertainment are prepping a feature film version of the sitcom "Gilligan's Island."

The companies reportedly want to modernize the story and characters in a way that will appeal to contemporary audiences.

“We think it’s going to be a great story to transport these cultural icons to the modern day,” producer Charles Roven told Variety.

The show's creator-producer, Sherwood Schwartz, will return as an executive producer and Brad Copeland will write the script. No word on who will wear the Skipper's captain's hat or who will offer his take on Thurston Howell, III's pompous mannerism, but Schwartz has previously stated that he wants Michael Cera to play Gilligan.

The show ran for three seasons from 1964 to 1967 and achieved lasting popularity through syndication.