Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
29 August 2014
New Trailer for Seventh Son
Jeff Bridges gets his Gandalf on
Second Shaun The Sheep Teaser Is Here
He's off to pastures new...
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
26 August 2014
Ridley Scott On His Blade Runner And Prometheus Sequels
'I’ve got a lot of ducks in a row. But they’re all written...'
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Star Wars: Episode VII
18 December 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Paranoia (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Ender's Game (2013)
Empire Star Rating
42 (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Raiders Of The Lost Ark (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Andrew Davis Finds Thieves Fortune
Fugitive director tackles Treasure Island

02 September 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Screen Daily

submit to reddit

It's now twenty years since Harrison Ford set off in pursuit of a one-armed man in The Fugitive. In recent years we haven't seen much of its director, Andrew Davis, but on the publicity circuit for a Fugitive anniversary Blu-ray he's revealed that he does have a new project in the works. He's putting together Thieves Fortune, which will update Robert Louis Stevenson's classic Treasure Island to post-Katrina New Orleans.

There's no Cap'n Flint in Davis' version: the treasure in this case was looted by Jean Lafitte, the real-life French privateer who ran a pirate colony on Galveston Island in the early 1800s. He also supported General Andrew Jackson against the British in the Battle of New Orleans, and spied for the Spanish during the Mexican War of Independence. "I think it could be a really interesting, fun movie that could be about something and still be very entertaining," Davis says.

Along with The Fugitive Davis is best known for his action movies: he made Nico and Under Siege with Steven Seagal, Code Of Silence wth Chuck Norris, and Collateral Damage with Arnold Schwarzenegger. In recent years he's stepped back from the more violent projects, however, directing kids movie Holes (from the brilliant Louis Sachar novel) and Kevin Costner coastguard drama The Guardian

“I’ve turned down a lot of violent action movies which I don’t want to do,” says Davis. “I don’t want to make a film where violence is the entertainment. I had a great time with Holes. I’m interested in doing family movies or movies that are based upon quality literature or books.”

Davis is currently working on the Thieves Fortune screenplay with George Gallo (Midnight Run) and unspecified others. Cary Brokaw (Drugstore Cowboy, The Player, Short Cuts) is on board as a producer, but there's no cast or studio attached yet. 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Set Of Pics From Wolf Creek 2
The Ballad of Mick Taylor continues
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Many Deaths Of Sean Bean
The actor talks us through his on-screen offings

Rogues Gallery: Powers Boothe
Sin City's Roark talks us through his most memorable baddies

Richard Attenborough: In Celebration
Saluting a man who made a lasting impact on cinema and beyond…

Exclusive: Luc Besson Talks Lucy
'There is no bullshit with Scarlett Johansson'

Video: Daniel Radcliffe Talks What If...
On Gordon Ramsay, swearing and date movies

The 24 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)