Arriving in theaters this weekend is Blumhouse's feature film remake Fantasy Island (2020), a modernized take on the popular television series that ran for seven seasons throughout the late ’70s and early ’80s, in which people were offered the opportunity to live out their deepest, and sometimes darkest, desires. At the helm of the new Fantasy Island is Jeff Wadlow, who previously collaborated with Blumhouse on 2018’s Truth or Dare, and the story follows an enigmatic host by the name of Mr. Roarke (played by Michael Peña), who welcomes guests to the mysterious island so they can fulfill their desires, but each request comes with a hefty price attached to it.
Fantasy Island (2020) also stars Lucy Hale (who also co-starred in Truth or Dare), Austin Stowell, Maggie Q, Portia Doubleday, Ryan Hansen, Jimmy O. Yang, and Michael Rooker. At the recent press day for the film, Daily Dead spoke to Wadlow about taking on the iconic property, and how Jason Blum was instrumental in getting this reinvention of Fantasy Island going in the first place. Wadlow also discussed his approach to this new take on the series’ central concepts, and what made Michael Peña the perfect person to take on the legendary role as the host of Fantasy Island as well.
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