From Deadline|London editor Tim Adler: Andrew Motion, who was until recently the Queen’s poet (Her Majesty has her own bard) is writing a sequel to Treasure Island. Random House U.S. will bring out Return to Treasure Island with UK publisher Jonathan Cape over here in spring 2012. It’ll be interesting to see who goes for the movie rights. Disney has its own pirate franchise – and I guess it won’t be making a sequel to Treasure Planet anytime soon. Simon Trewin of United Agents sold the proposal by Motion, regarded as Britain’s greatest living poet. His book is bound to be better than the Treasure Island sequels which have washed up already. I count 9 so far.
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