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Josh Gad plans on co-writing and starring in a movie adaptation of 60s TV show Gilligan’s Island.
Gad will get help on the script with 1600 Penn’s Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez. Producing the film will be Gilligan’s Island show creator Sherwood Schwartz’s two sons – Lloyd Schwartz and Ross Schwartz.
While Gad will definitely have a part in the movie, it has yet to be announced which character the actor will take on.
The original Gilligan’s Island premiered in 1964 and followed a group of seven men and women who were stranded out at sea on an unknown island after getting shipwrecked in a storm. The survivors of the S.S. Minnow – Gilligan (Bob Denver), The Skipper (Alan Hale, Jr.), Thurston Howell III (Jim Backus), Lovey Howell (Natalie Schafer), Ginger Grant (Tina Louise), Professor Roy Hinkley (Russell Johnson) and »
(Cbr) Josh Gad, who’s been praised for his performances in Disney’s "Frozen" and the Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon", will star in "Gilligan’s Island", the Warner Bros. adaptation of the 1960s sitcom. Deadline reports he’ll write the script with Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez, who worked on the canceled NBC comedy "1600 Penn", which Gad co-created. There’s no indication yet which character the actor will play, but the website suggests both Gilligan and the Skipper are possibilities. Created by Sherwood Schwartz, "Gilligan’s Island" originally aired on CBS for just three seasons, from 1964 to 1967, but the castaways of the »
- Kevin Melrose, Comic Book Resources
Update: I like to include the dates of when movies First get announced they are getting made so we can all keep track of just how long it can take. In this case, I'm friends wtih the Schwatz family and so I know from their accounts how painfully long it takes for things to get going...but now, Gilligan's Island the movie is finally getting going! Josh Gad, he who made Olaf the most lovable snowman ever, will star and co-write the script. It would Seem that he would play Gilligan, right, even though Gilligan's lanky body was part of the joke and Gad isn't "lanky." Small details! If Tom Cruise can play Jack Reacher, a character known to be a 6'6" blonde, and Daniel Craig can play James Bond, who Ian Fleming wrote as having a dark face with a 3-inch scar running down his cheek, well then, Gilligan can be a little chubby! »
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Warner Bros. has made a deal with Josh Gad (NBC's 1600 Penn, Fox's Back to You) to star in the upcoming movie based on 1960s sitcom Gilligan's Island. There's no word on which of the seven iconic castaways Gad will play but Gilligan seems likely.
After all these years the classic 1960s TV series Gilligan's Island is set to get an updated feature film adaptation. Warner Bros. is developing the project and they've just set Josh Gad to co-write and star in the film. Gad is best known for his role in Book of Mormon, and he most recently hilariously voiced the snowman Olaf in Disney's Frozen.
Gad will write the script alongside Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez. The series was about seven castaways who end up stranded on a little island after a crazy storm hit what was supposed to be a three hour cruise on the S.S. Minnow.
There is no information on who Gad would be playing, but his personality seems to fit Gilligan. Of course, he could also end up playing The Skipper because of his physical build.
- Joey Paur
Josh Gad will co-write and star in a big-screen adaptation of Gilligan’s Island for Warner Bros. Gad’s publicist confirmed a Deadline report that the Tony-nominated star of The Book of Mormon and the voice of Frozen’s talking snowman will pen the script with 1600 Penn writers Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez. No one is saying which character Gad is keen to play, though. Lloyd and Ross Schwartz, the children of Sherwood Schwartz — who produced the original TV series and died in 2011 — will executive produce alongside Tracey Silvers and Cathy Silvers.
Gilligan’s Island ran for three seasons on »
- Jeff Labrecque
Schedule up "a three-hour tour" for Frozen star Josh Gad. The comedian has agreed to star in and co-write a feature-film adaptation of the hit television show Gilligan.s Island for Warner Bros. The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Gad . also known for the hit Broadway musical The Book of Mormon -- will script the Gilligan treatment with Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez. Lloyd and Ross Schwartz, children of Gilligan.s Island creator Sherwood Schwartz, will executive produce the feature film. If you are of a certain age, Gilligan.s Island was sitcom gold. Starring the late Bob Denver as a lanky, idiotic first mate, the show followed seven stranded castaways who embarked on a sea-faring tour, only to get caught in a storm. As the theme song informs us, the weather started getting rough, and the tiny ship was tossed. If not for the courage of Gilligan and his best »
The studio had previously tried to bring the beloved TV series to life in 2010, when Brad Copeland (Yogi Bear) was attached to write the script, and Atlas Entertainment's Charles Roven and Richard Suckle were set to produce. Neither the writer or producers are involved in this new version, which will be co-written by Josh Gad, Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez. It isn't known what role Josh Gad will play, although there is speculation he may portray either The Skipper or Gilligan himself.
Sherwood Schwartz created the original Gilligan's Island TV series, which ran for 96 episodes over three seasons between 1964 and 1967. The story centered on a three-hour boat tour from Honolulu that went awry, »
Nearly four years ago, we learned producer Charles Roven (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight) and his Atlas Entertainment production banner are working with Warner Bros to develop a feature length film adaptation of the classic castaway television series Gilligan's Island. Writer Brad Copeland (Yogi Bear, Wild Hogs) was hired to script the film, but now it's in different hands. Deadline reports Warner Bros. has hired Josh Gad (Frozen, "Book of Mormon") to lead the film, and he will also write the script with Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit (who scripted "1600 Penn" with Gad). However, Gad's not necessarily playing Gilligan. Gad seems like a better fit for The Skipper than Gilligan, but we're not sure how this reimagining of the story is going to work. Lloyd and Ross Schwartz (sons of the series creator Sherwood Schwartz) will executive produce with Tacey and Cathy Silvers. When the project was revealed a few years ago, »
- Ethan Anderton
Warner Bros. is about to go on a fateful trip, that started on a tropic port aboard a tiny ship. The studio is putting into motion a big-screen version of Gilligan's Island, the classic 1960s television comedy, that will serve as a vehicle for Josh Gad, the Broadway star who is currently one of the star voices in Disney’s Frozen, THR has confirmed. Gad will write the script with Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez and will also star. Lloyd Schwartz and Ross Schwartz, the children of Island creator Sherwood Schwartz (a TV legend who also created The Brady Bunch)
- Borys Kit
The “Book Of Mormon” is on board to star and to write the script with Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez. Lloyd Schwartz — son of original show producer Sherwood Shwartz — is exec producing with Ross Schwartz, Tracey Silvers and Cathy Silvers.
Warner Bros. has not set up “Gilligan’s Island” with a producer. Variety reported in 2010 that the studio had launched development with Atlas Entertainment’s Chuck Roven and Richard Suckle but they are no longer involved.
The iconic CBS sitcom, which generated solid ratings during its three seasons between 1964 and 1967 and then found something close to eternal life in syndication.
The 98 episodes of “Gilligan’s Island,” starring Bob Denver as the hapless title character, centered on the wacky misadventures of seven castaways — two crew members, »
- Dave McNary
Fresh off of his Frozen performance as an animated snowman, Josh Gad is set to star in Warner Bros.' big-screen adaptation of Gilligan's Island. The project has been in the works for some time; we last reported on it almost four years ago. The title property was a 1960s TV series about seven castaways who took a three-hour tour about the S.S. Minnow only to wind up stranded on a tropical island after a terrible storm. We're not sure just which of the seven roles Gad will take on, but I'd put money on either Gilligan or the Skipper. Gad is also writing the screenplay along with Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez. Hit the jump for more. Deadline reports that Warner Bros. has set Gad to write and star in their Gilligan's Island adaptation. The original series, created by Sherwood Schwartz, starred Bob Denver as Gilligan, Alan Hale Jr. as Skipper, »
- Dave Trumbore
Exclusive: Remember Gilligan’s Island, the venerable 1960s TV series about seven castaways who wind up stranded on a tropical island after a torrential storm shipwrecks their yacht The S.S. Minnow? Warner Bros is charting a course for a feature film based on the series. It will be fashioned as a star vessel for Book Of Mormon‘s Josh Gad. Gad, Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez will write the script. Lloyd Schwartz, Ross Schwartz, Tracey Silvers and Cathy Silvers will be executive producers. They’re not saying what character Gad would play, but the title character seems a possibility, though he could conceivably play The Skipper. The original series with the catchy theme song was created by Sherwood Schwartz, and starred Bob Denver as Gilligan, Alan Hale Jr as Skipper, Jim Backus and Natalie Schafer as Thurston and Lovey Howell, Dawn Wells as Mary Ann, and Tina Louise as Ginger. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
"Gilligan's Island" focused on a group of seven castaways who washed up on an island after their scenic boat tour ran into a storm that threw them off course. The series, created in 1964 by Sherwood Schwartz (the man behind other classic '60s series "The Brady Bunch"), ran for three seasons on CBS and spawned three movie specials; it was also a huge hit in syndication.
- Katie Roberts
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