'Black Sails' billed as prequel to 'Treasure Island' novel
Treasure Island,” involves feared pirate Capt. Flint and his crew, which includes a young John Silver. Series will be shot in Cape Town, South Africa next year. Bay and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form will exec produce with creator Jon Steinberg (“Jericho”). Because of the action elements of the series, Starz believes the show will garner strong international appeal. In that regard, in order to build a strong financial model, Starz will retain all domestic and global rights, including TV, homevideo and digital.