Wood (The Lord of the Rings) will take the role of Ben Gunn; Sutherland (Dirty Sexy Money) will portray Capt. Flint, and Izzard (Across the Universe) will play Long John Silver. Toby Regbo, Phillip Glenister, Rupert Penry-Jones, David Harewood and Keith Allen will co-star.
"Treasure Island is one of the greatest tales in all of literature," RHI Entertainment's Robert Halmi Sr. said. "We have retained the adrenaline-charged atmosphere and action from the original work, while adding an edgier, darker tone that will resonate with contemporary audiences."
The two-part adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic is slated to premiere in 2012.