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Gilligan’s Island Remake Movie Will Wade Ashore In 2014

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A Gilligan’s Island remake movie is already getting a cast in 2014, but the exact release date is still unknown.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Russell Johnson, the actor known best as Gilligan’s Island’s professor, has passed away at age 89.

Josh Gad is said to be both a writer and one of the stars in the new Gilligan’s Island movie, but no one is sure if he’ll be cast as the Skipper or Gilligan himself. The other castaways of the S.S. Minnow have yet to be cast, as well, but will somebody will have to fill the shoes of the Professor, Ginger, Mary Ann, and Mrs. and Mrs. Howell.

Caprice Crane, who is the daughter of Tina Louise, believes filling the role of her mother’s role as Ginger will be the most difficult decision:

“They’re going to have their work cut out for them finding someone who is as awesome and gorgeous and funny as my mom.”

And, while it’s probably very bad timing to be mentioning this, Caprice also believes the Gilligan’s Island remake should modernize itself by making the Professor gay:

“My mom was constantly coming on to the Professor on the show, and he was never into it. So the Professor could be the gay one. It would explain a lot. It would be fun if they shake it up, make it worthy of today’s times.”

The original Gilligan’s Island TV show aired for three seasons from 1964 to 1967. And it’s not like this will be the first Gilligan’s Island movie since there were several made-for-TV releases back in the 1970′s and 1980′s. But Josh Gad’s take on the show will be the first ever remake. Gad is famous for his role in the Book of Mormon and the recently released Frozen. He’ll also be writing the show with Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez. But the sons of Sherwood Schwartz, who produced the original TV show, will also be on the project as producers.

Gilligan's Island (US TV Series)

Hopefully, the spirit of the movie will be as Russell Johnson remembered it:

“Parents are happy to have their children watch it. No one gets hurt. No murders. No car crashes. Just good, plain, silly fun — that’s the charm.”

There hasn’t been any word on when filming will begin and no release date has been announced.

Do you like the idea of producing a remake? Or do you think Hollywood just needs to come up with new ideas (besides converting another youth fiction book series, that is)?

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8 Responses to “Gilligan’s Island Remake Movie Will Wade Ashore In 2014”

  1. Scott Denham

    Why stop with a making the professor gay, why not cast a black man in the part as well. Wouldn't want to hurt anyone's feelings now would we.

  2. Matt Phelps

    Would you be insulted personally if the Professor were gay? Or if the Skipper were black?

    I think you're being a little silly.

  3. Matt Phelps

    Composer John Williams was a 20-year-old "Johnny Williams" when he scored the incidental music in the original Gilligan's Island series. Maybe it would be fun for him, and for us, if he came back to play around with the old themes again for this movie's soundtrack.

  4. Jacob Thomas Whitehead

    Matt Phelps no but it would be stupid and make the movie suck.

  5. Tim Share

    hollywood need to come up with new ideas kinda of bad they have yto use old tv shows, there will only one gilligan islands

  6. Matthew Hammell

    I just can't imagine what Gilligan's Island would look like in 2014, far from the innocent original obviously. I think it's kind of silly anyway, taking a campy tv show from the 1960s and planning a remake about it. We need new fresh ideas.

  7. Melo Smith

    Matt Phelps Craig Robinson would be awesome as skipper.