Travis Dunson of Georgia is suing Warner Bros. over their plans to produce a Gilligan’s Island movie starring Josh Gad.
It seems that Dunson is maintaining that the studio is using elements of his 1999 unproduced script Gilligan’s Island: 7 Stranded Castaways from the Hood for their feature film adaptation of the 1960s TV show. He claims that his agents got the screenplay to Warner Music SVP Doug Frank and he “loved it.” Nothing came of it but he believes that the script for the upcoming movie is very similar.
In a statement, Warner Bros. said, “There is no merit to this lawsuit… Not only does the plaintiff have no rights in an unauthorized work based on the Gilligan property, the project he’s suing over never went forward.”
What do you think? Do you have any interest in a Gilligan’s Island movie?