It’s just one of those things.
I had borrowed an abridged copy of Treasure Island from the library to read at home (fwiw, didn’t go down that well, will possibly try again later, or … perhaps it’s just not relatable? Not sure)
Was wondering what movie adaptation s had been made, and sure enough, found several.
One from the 1950s, one more recent, several animated ones, and one from 1990. I watched the trailer for this last one.
The trailer called out that Charleston Heston was playing Long John Silver, but the kid playing Jim Hawkins looked strangely familiar.
Yep, it was a very young Christian Bale (!)