Michael Pena’s ‘Fantasy Island’ Movie Lands 2020 Release

Sony Pictures and Blumhouse have set a Feb. 28, 2020 release date for the upcoming film “Fantasy Island.” The movie stars Michael Pena as Mr. Roarke. Lisa Hale will play one of the guests at a mysterious island where people can live out their fan…

Sony Pictures and Blumhouse have set a Feb. 28, 2020 release date for the upcoming film “Fantasy Island.” The movie stars Michael Pena as Mr. Roarke. Lisa Hale will play one of the guests at a mysterious island where people can live out their fantasies — for a price. Jimmy O. Yang, who starred in […]

Blumhouse-Sony’s ‘Fantasy Island’ To Be A Winter 2020 Destination

Sony has booked Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island for a Feb. 28, 2020 opening and so far that’s a smart date because there isn’t any other major studio competition scheduled then (yet).
Both studios are co-financing and producing the feature…

Sony has booked Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island for a Feb. 28, 2020 opening and so far that’s a smart date because there isn’t any other major studio competition scheduled then (yet). Both studios are co-financing and producing the feature take on the ABC ’70s/80s series from Truth or Dare director Jeff Wadlow. Michael Pena plays Mr. Roarke, the host of the enigmatic isle.  Crazy Rich Asians’ Jimmy O. Yang also stars while Lucy Hale, who also starred in Truth or Dare, plays…

Film News Roundup: Dave Bautista in Talks for ‘Fantasy Island’

In today’s film news roundup, Dave Bautista is in talks for “Fantasy Island,” “Glam Masters” exec producer Diana Madison gets her first movie role and Kino Lorber buys 10 Hungarian classics. CASTINGS “Guardians of th…

In today’s film news roundup, Dave Bautista is in talks for “Fantasy Island,” “Glam Masters” exec producer Diana Madison gets her first movie role and Kino Lorber buys 10 Hungarian classics. CASTINGS “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor Dave Bautista is in negotiations to star in Blumhouse and Sony’s upcoming “Fantasy Island” movie. Ricardo Montalban starred […]

Michael Peña to play Mr. Roarke in a Fantasy Island movie 

The old Fantasy Island TV show seems to be enjoying a weird resurgence these days, with Peter Dinklage set to play Hervé Villechaize in an HBO movie about the iconic Fantasy Island sidekick (and specifically about a particularly dramatic interview he g…

The old Fantasy Island TV show seems to be enjoying a weird resurgence these days, with Peter Dinklage set to play Hervé Villechaize in an HBO movie about the iconic Fantasy Island sidekick (and specifically about a particularly dramatic interview he gave shortly before his death), and now Michael Peña is set to star…

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Michael Pena to Star as Mr. Roarke in ‘Fantasy Island’ Movie

Michael Pena will play the Mr. Roarke role in Blumhouse and Sony’s upcoming “Fantasy Island” movie. Ricardo Montalban originated the role in the television series “Fantasy Island” as the white-suited Mr. Roarke who oversaw…

Michael Pena will play the Mr. Roarke role in Blumhouse and Sony’s upcoming “Fantasy Island” movie. Ricardo Montalban originated the role in the television series “Fantasy Island” as the white-suited Mr. Roarke who oversaw a mysterious island where people could live out their fantasies — for a price. The series, which ran for seven seasons […]

‘Fantasy Island’ Movie in the Works at Blumhouse

Blumhouse and Sony are teaming up for a “Fantasy Island” movie with “Truth or Dare” filmmaker Jeff Wadlow attached to direct. The “Fantasy Island” television series, produced by Spelling-Goldberg Prods., ran on ABC b…

Blumhouse and Sony are teaming up for a “Fantasy Island” movie with “Truth or Dare” filmmaker Jeff Wadlow attached to direct. The “Fantasy Island” television series, produced by Spelling-Goldberg Prods., ran on ABC between 1977 and 1984. It starred Ricardo Montalbán as the white-suited Mr. Roarke who oversees of a mysterious island where people could […]

‘Fantasy Island’ Movie in Works for Blumhouse, Sony With Director Jeff Wadlow

Blumhouse and Sony Pictures are adapting the ABC series “Fantasy Island” into a feature film, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

“Truth or Dare” director Jeff Wadlow is directing the film based on the series that ran from 1977 to 1984 and starred Ricardo Montalban, Herve Villechaize, Wendy Schaal and Christopher Hewitt. A revival of the series aired between 1998 and 1999.

Wadlow is also writing alongside “Truth or Dare” writers Chris Roach and Jillian Jacobs. Jason Blum will produce, while Wadlow will be executive producing alongside Blumhouse’s Couper Samuelson. Ryan Turek will oversee for Blumhouse, while Matt Milan will oversee for Sony. Sony Pictures, which owns the rights to the property, will distribute.

Also Read: Lucy Hale on Why ‘Truth or Dare’ Is More Than Just a Horror Movie: ‘You Care for the People’

The series follows Mr. Roarke (Montalban), who grants the fantasies of people wanting to come visit to the titular island for a price. The series featured elements of the supernatural.

Blumhouse’s slate for the rest of 2018 includes “BlacKkKlansman,” which will hit theaters on August 10, and “Halloween,” which will be released on October 19.

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“Truth or Dare,” produced for $5 million, has almost made $100 million worldwide since its release in April. The horror film starred Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey.

Wadlow is represented by UTA, Artists First, and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman.

Deadline first reported the news.

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Blumhouse and Sony Pictures are adapting the ABC series “Fantasy Island” into a feature film, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

“Truth or Dare” director Jeff Wadlow is directing the film based on the series that ran from 1977 to 1984 and starred Ricardo Montalban, Herve Villechaize, Wendy Schaal and Christopher Hewitt. A revival of the series aired between 1998 and 1999.

Wadlow is also writing alongside “Truth or Dare” writers Chris Roach and Jillian Jacobs. Jason Blum will produce, while Wadlow will be executive producing alongside Blumhouse’s Couper Samuelson. Ryan Turek will oversee for Blumhouse, while Matt Milan will oversee for Sony. Sony Pictures, which owns the rights to the property, will distribute.

The series follows Mr. Roarke (Montalban), who grants the fantasies of people wanting to come visit to the titular island for a price. The series featured elements of the supernatural.

Blumhouse’s slate for the rest of 2018 includes “BlacKkKlansman,” which will hit theaters on August 10, and “Halloween,” which will be released on October 19.

“Truth or Dare,” produced for $5 million, has almost made $100 million worldwide since its release in April. The horror film starred Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey.

Wadlow is represented by UTA, Artists First, and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman.

Deadline first reported the news.

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‘Fantasy Island’ Film On Tap For Blumhouse, Sony & Director Jeff Wadlow

EXCLUSIVE: The long running ABC series Fantasy Island is being reconstituted as a feature film by Blumhouse and Sony Pictures, the latter of which controls the rights to the Aaron Spelling series which ran from 1977-84. Jeff Wadlow is directing. He jus…

EXCLUSIVE: The long running ABC series Fantasy Island is being reconstituted as a feature film by Blumhouse and Sony Pictures, the latter of which controls the rights to the Aaron Spelling series which ran from 1977-84. Jeff Wadlow is directing. He just teamed with Blumhouse on Truth Or Dare, the genre film that grossed $100 million worldwide on a $5 million budget. Blumhouse will co-finance the film with Sony. Wadlow is writing with Truth or Dare co-scribes Chris Roach…