Jeff Wadlow Directing Fantasy Island Movie For Blumhouse

Jeff Wadlow

by James White |
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Though campy, cult TV series Fantasy Island has been on our minds of late thanks to the incoming My Dinner With Herve about one of its stars, producer Jason Blum is going one further. He has writer/director Jeff Wadlow at work on a movie adaptation of the show.

Fantasy Island ran between 1977 and 1984, starring Ricardo Montalban as Mr. Roarke, who lived on the titular island and helped visitors live out their fantasies (clue's in the title) with the assistance of Tattoo (Herve Villechaize). While it might not sound like the sort of film for Blumhouse and the director of recent horror Truth Or Dare to consider, the stories did dig into darker, supernatural themes at times.

Wadlow, who saw Truth earn nearly $100 million worldwide on a $4 million budget will write the script with Chris Roach and Jillian Jacobs, who also worked on the chiller. Sony Pictures, which has the rights to adapt the show, is partnering up to make the movie.

Now we'll get to see just what a big-budget Fantasy Island might look like, with a dark tone. In case you're still wondering what the heck we're on about, here's an episode{ =nofollow}.

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