‘Fantasy Island’ Movie In The Works At Blumhouse | Film News


Having just made $100 million with horror-thriller Truth Or Dare, Blumhouse is re-teaming with director Jeff Wadlow once again, this time for a movie version of the classic TV series, Fantasy Island. Wadlow will also be penning the script alongside his Truth Or Dare co-writers Chris Roach and Jillian Jacobs, while Sony Pictures will also have a hand in producing the film.


The original TV series ran from 1977 to 1984 and was created by Gene Levitt. It revolved around a mysterious island that attracted visitors from all over the world who came to live out their fantasies; for a hefty price, of course. Ricardo Montalbán played Mr. Rourke, the owner of the island, and that role will likely be the centrepiece of the film version as well.


Wadlow has also directed Kick-Ass 2 and been attached to a number of high profile gigs that eventually fell by the wayside. He was on board for X-Force at one point, before trying to develop a Masters Of The Universe movie, and then eventually heading to Blumhouse and finding success with Truth Or Dare.


Fantasy Island definitely has the kind of premise the horror-centric studio likes to work with, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see it be a box office success and spawn many sequels. It will also be interesting to see what kind of budget the project gets.


Blumhouse usually likes to keep their budgets relatively low, but with their recent success and bigger films such as Halloween and Glass on the way, they may be branching out and flexing their spending muscles a little more. For now, we’ll wait on more news, which will likely revolve around potential casting for the role of Mr. Rourke.



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