Prepare for a new three-hour tour. A three-hour tour.
Warner Bros. is making a Gilligan’s Island film, based on the beloved 1960s sitcom that enjoyed a multi-generational run in syndication. Variety reports that Brad Copeland (Wild Hogs) is writing the script and that the producers hope to shoot next year.
With its seven simplistic, yet iconic, characters, has there even been a show that will be more fun to cast? Sherwood Schwartz, the show’s original producer, is on the record that he’d like to see Michael Cera play Gilligan. Fine. Perfect. Cera can play Gilligan. But Abe Vigoda can play Gilligan for all I care. As long as Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) plays Ginger. This is non-negotiable. If Warner Bros. can’t land Hendricks, don’t even bother with this movie.
Who else would you like to see in the film? Philip Seymour Hoffman as the Skipper? (Revisit Along Came Polly if you think the Oscar-winner can’t do comedy.) Stephen Colbert or Paul Rudd as the Professor? What about Mary Ann and the Howells? Have at it, castaways.