I'm not sure what to make of this. A fresh, new spin on the classic tale, Treasure Island, featuring an all-star cast led by Eddie Izzard, Elijah Wood and Donald Sutherland. Robert Louis Stevenson's swashbuckling adventure story about fantastical treasure, youthful courage and murderous greed will premiere Saturday, May 5 from 7-11PM (ET/PT) on Syfy. The cast is strong with... Eddie Izzard ("The Riches", "Oceans 12 & 13) as Long John Silver Elijah Wood ("Lord of the Rings movies", "Wilfred") as Ben Gunn Donald Sutherland (Golden Globe and Emmy Award Winner whose IMDb credits go back to 1962) as Flint Phillip Glenister ("Life on Mars", "Cranford") as Captain Smollet Rupert Penry-Jones ("MI-5", "Whitechapel") as Squire Trelawney Daniel Mays ("Outcasts", "Ashes to Ashes") as Dr. Livesey David Harewood ("Homeland", "Robin Hood") as Bones ...and a bunch of other British actors you've seen on BBCA and PBS shows. It's an UK/Irish production by BskyB which is dumping a lot of money into new television productions and airing it on Sky 1 in January. One British review asked the obvious: Another says: And one asks: The Brits do a good job of retelling the classics. Still, the best this could get in the US is Syfy on a Saturday.