Trailer: Blumhouse Reimagines Television Classic Fantasy Island with a Bloody Twist
The original show debuted back in 1977 and starred Ricardo Montalbán as the mysterious Mr. Roarke.
By Chris Morse
Fantasy Island is being revived as a feature film, but it may not be quite how you imagined it. From Blumhouse Productions comes a horrific new take on the classic television series, which aired between 1977 and 1984 on ABC. In the show, the island welcomed guests with the promise of fulfilling their fantasies, only for the end result to feature an unexpected twist with a life lesson attached. The series could be described as The Monkey's Paw meets The Twilight Zone.
This time, the lessons are getting bloody with Blumhouse putting a horror spin on the idea, turning fantasies into nightmares as guests arrive with their dreams and leave with something much worse… or not at all, thanks to the mysterious Mr. Roarke. This time, a group of guests must solve the island’s mystery to escape from the remote tropical resort with their lives.
The film is directed by Jeff Wadlow, who co-wrote the script alongside Chris Roach and Jillian Jacobs with Jason Blum and Marc Toberoff producing. Starring is Michael Peña (Ant-Man), Maggie Q (Divergent), Lucy Hale (Scream 4), Austin Stowell (Whiplash), Portia Doubleday (Carrie), Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley), Ryan Hansen (2009’s Friday the 13th), and Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead).
Fantasy Island is scheduled to hit theaters this Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 14th. Follow Dead Entertainment for more news and updates ahead.