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Treasure Island (Eddie Izzard) - Preview

Treasure Island

Preview by Jack Foley

THE classic tale of adventure on the high seas gets a gritty, imaginative update this summer as a brand new version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island is released on Blu-ray and DVD on June 11, 2012, courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Featuring a galaxy of acting royalty, including the brilliant Eddie Izzard (TV’s The Riches, Ocean’s 13) as the treacherous Long John Silver, Philip Glenister (TV’s Ashes To Ashes, Bel Ami) as Captain Smollet and Elijah Wood (TV’s Wilfred, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) as Ben Gunn, this gripping pirate blockbuster is a fresh take on a salty sea-dog of a story.

When Jim Hawkins (Toby Regbo, One Day, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part One) discovers a mysterious treasure map, he is drawn into a murky world of piracy, misplaced trust and adventure on the high seas.

Thrust aboard the Hispaniola with a rag-tag crew of dangerous pirates and equally devious gentry, Jim finds himself fighting for the truth, his honour and his life. And as they set sail for buried treasure, Jim embarks on a journey that will change his life forever.

Directed by Steve Barron (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Merlin) Treasure Island also sees performances from some of the biggest names in British television including Rupert Penry-Jones (TV’s Spooks, TV’s Whitechapel) and David Harewood (TV’s Strike Back, Blood Diamond).

The DVD and Blu-ray editions also come packed with extra features, including interviews with principal cast and a guided tour of the legendary Hispaniola.

In a fight for Jim Hawkins’s soul, who will keep control of the ship? And who will leave the island alive? Swash-buckling, explosive and exquisitely shot, this thrilling drama is not to be missed.

Read our interview with Toby Regbo

Win Treasure Island on Blu-ray

To celebrate the release of Treasure Island on Blu-ray and DVD, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies on Blu-ray. Simply answer the following question…

Q. In which of the adaptation’s locations did Toby Regbo get covered in mosquito bites (Clue, the answer is in our interview)?

Simply send the answer to Treasure Island competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

Treasure Island is available to own on Blu-ray and DVD from Monday, June 11, 2012.