The director of Kick-Ass 2 and Truth or Dare, Jeff Wadlow, has been hired to direct the feature film adaptation of the classic ABC TV series Fantasy Island. The project is set up at Blumhouse and Sony Pictures and Wadlow is writing script with his Truth or Dare co-writers Chris Roach and Jillian Jacobs.
I have vauge memories of watching Fantasy Island and what I do remember are all the cheesy aspects of the series like . but, the series actually dealt with darker themes and played with teh supernatural as as visitors come to the island to live out their fantasy wishes. The island was overseen by the mysterious Mr. Roarke (Ricardo Montalban) and Hervé Villechaize’s Tattoo and guests could request any fantasy on the resort island. But, those fantasies rarely turned out as expected as the visitors found themselves facing challenges that tested their character.
Wadlow hasn't really made a great film. The last movie he made was Truth or Dare with Blumhouse, but that movie was all kinds of terrible. Hopefully, Fantasy Island turns out to be a better movie.
There's a great concept here to play with, hopefully sometihing good comes out of it.