A 2012 two part mini-series
adaptation of Treasure Island
channel, starring Toby Regbo, Eddie Izzard
and Elijah Wood
. It is a more cynical version
of the story.
This adaptation has the examples of:
- Adaptation Expansion: The adaptation is almost three hours long, and a part of it is used to show the pirates when they worked for Captain Flint, and a subplot featuring Silver's wife Alibe is also added.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Ben Gunn is often portrayed as an older man, however in this adaptation he is portrayed by a shirtless Elijah Wood in tribal paint.
- Adaptational Villainy: Squire Trelawney in this adaptation has Mrs. Hawkins thrown out of the Admiral Benbow inn, arranges for the execution of Mr. Arrow due to his drunken behavior, and schemes to cheat Jim and Dr. Livesy out of the treasure. In the book, while somewhat foolish, he is well-meaning and far from evil.
- Adaptational Wimp: Dr. Livesey is more of a coward than in the book, and is easily browbeaten from his share of the treasure by Trelawney.
- The Aloner: Ben Gunn, who has been marooned on the island (by his counting) for a thousand days.
- Bad Boss: Before hiding his treasure, Captain Flint leaves most of his crew adrift on the sea and kills the rest (except his first mate Billy Bones) after its burial.
- Bald of Evil: John Silver keeps his head shaved in this version.
- Blessed Are the Cheesemakers: Ben is fond of cheese, going so far as to call it "a piece of heaven".
- Death by Childbirth: Dr. Livesey's wife (and the child) died two years befoe the film's events.
- Death by Materialism: Trelawney drowns while trying retrieve the treasure after Jim decides to throw it overboard.
- Equal-Opportunity Evil: The pirate crew is very multicultural, contrasting with the all-white Brits.
- Jail Bake: After conversing with Jim, jailed Silver finds a key to his cell hidden in his meal.
- The Mutiny: Silver organizes a mutiny against expedition's leaders.
- Named by the Adaptation. Silver's wife, who is only briefly mentioned in the book, is given the name Alibe and is featured more prominently in the story.
- Papa Wolf: Silver has been portrayed as this many times towards Jim. In this version, he puts his crutch on Squire Trelawney's throat after he pulls a sword on Jim - while chained to the helm.
- Pirate Parrot: Downplayed, as Silver's bird Flint spends most of its time in its cage.
- Robinsonade: Ben Gunn has been marooned on the island.
- Shaggy Dog Story: The treasure is thrown overboard by Jim, rendering the whole quest for it pointless.
- Talking in Your Sleep: Jim finds Billy Bones talking in his sleep while having Bad Dreams when he is bringing him his grog.
- Took a Level in Badass: The cowardly Dr. Livesey shows his chops during the siege of the fort when he saves Jim and keep the two pirates, who had been attacking Captain Smollett, at bay.
- Treasure Map: Flint's map of the island.
- We Named the Monkey Jack: Captain Silver has a parrot named Flint.
- White Flag: Used twice to do parlaying.