Published: Tue, November 12, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Trailer: Blumhouse Reimagines Television Classic Fantasy Island with a Bloody Twist

Trailer: Blumhouse Reimagines Television Classic Fantasy Island with a Bloody Twist

He's not like a regular Mr. Roarke; he's a Cool Mr. Roarke.

In the official synopsis "The enigmatic Mr. Roarke (played by Michael Peña) Make the secret dreams of your lucky guests come true in a luxurious but remote tropical resort". There is still an island on which guests can live out their fantasies, but the same silliness of the show is not seen.

It's been 35 years since the final episode of the ABC supernatural drama Fantasy Island, does the show still have a foothold in the public imagination?

The original Fantasy Island starred Ricardo Montalbán and Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize. It is based on the television series created by Gene Levitt.

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The primary followed a mysterious island proprietor who fulfilled the supreme fantasy of paying out shoppers...but with a twist. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is.

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.

It can additionally star Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy), Charlotte McKinney (Flatliners, Baywatch), Parisa Fitz-Henley (Luke Cage, Jessica Jones), Austin Stowell (Catch 22), Maggie Q (Divergent movie franchise), Portia Doubleday (Carrie), and Ryan Hansen (Friday the 13th).

Fantasy Island involves cinemas within the United Kingdom and U.S. on 14 February, 2020.

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