Guy Ritchie seems to have rehabilitated his image in Hollywood. After two commercially successful Sherlock Holmes features, Sherlock Holmes (2009) and the sequel A Game of Shadows (2011), Warner Bros. has announced that the British director will helm the studio’s production of Treasure Island, a modernization of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel (1881-1882). Ritchie has proven that he’s able to contemporize period material and tailor it to audiences of all ages.
Details have yet to emerge, but the news underscores that Ritchie has found a reliable partner in Warner Bros. The studio has already entrusted him with two other potential mainstream projects, The Man from U.N.C.L.E and Cannonball Run. Ritchie, it seems, has returned to the big leagues.