‘Gilligan’s Island’ the Movie?
In the "oh my” department, Sherwood Schwartz and his son Lloyd have been talking up trying to make a feature film version of the classic 1960s sitcom Gilligan’s Island. They envision Juno’s Michael Cera as the perfect Gilligan and imagine Beyonce Knowles as a modern day Ginger.
The legendary producer, perhaps best known for creating The Brady Bunch, told TV Guide of his plans at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, where Sherwood was inducted into its Hall of Fame.
The notion “just happened in the last 48 hours. I can’t take this much excitement at my age," he told the magazine. Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann, approved of the casting concepts. "There isn’t anybody sexier than Beyonce!"
We’ll see if a studio snaps up this high concept given the iffy reception movies based on 1960s TV series have received from The Avengers to Bewitched.