TORONTO — Get ready to sit right back and hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip.
Five decades after it debuted on television, Gilligan’s Island is coming to the big screen.
Josh Gad, who voices Olaf the Snowman in the animated hit Frozen, will star as the titular first mate of the S.S. Minnow — a role originated by Bob Denver.
Gilligan’s Island went off the air in 1967 after three season but continues to air in syndication.
It followed the comedic adventures of seven castaways shipwrecked on an island during what was supposed to be a three-hour cruise.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gad will co-write the script with Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez, who worked on Gad’s sitcom 1600 Penn.
Executive producers include Lloyd Schwartz and Ross Schwartz, the sons of Gilligan’s Island creator Sherwood Schwartz, who died in 2011.
Only three of the original stars of Gilligan’s Island are still alive. Russell Johnson (The Professor) is 89, Tina Louise (Ginger Grant) is 79 and Dawn Wells (Mary Ann Summers) is 75.