The Plane! How about a little jet? Hervé Villechaize’s Tattoo would yell this to Ricardo Montalbán’s Mr. Roarke before running out to the tarmac to meet the weekly crafts filled with wealthy life fetishists on ABC’s classic life-affirming adventure television series, Fantasy Island; words that will undoubtedly be yelled once again by another actor — this time to star Michael Pea — in the 2020 film reboot of said series from the horror auteurs at Blumhouse.
Jeff Wadlow, who previously directed Truth or Dare, is in charge of this one. Blumhouse’s Ryan Turek and Sony’s Matt Milam will serve as co-supervising producers.
Wadlow is co-writing with Chris Roach and Jillian Jacobs, in addition to directing the features Cry Wolf, Never Back Down, True Memoirs of an International Assassin, and Kick-Ass 2. Sony Pictures Releasing is handling the film’s distribution.
And yes, the bizarrely confirmed horror movie reboot of Fantasy Island is now being developed by Blumhouse.
Fantasy Island Cast
It’s Elena Roarke (Roselyn Sanchez)
Fantasy Island’s original host’s great-niece Elena explains behind the scenes that she may have only grudgingly accepted the Island’s offer to return as its host. As a result, she abandoned her fiance and her entire way of life.
The Ruby Akuda (Kiara Barnes and Stephanie Berry)
At first, Ruby was a 75-year-old visitor who hoped to have fun before cancer took her life. However, when she married Mel, it was like she was given a second chance at youth. One that eventually turned permanent after Elena learned that Ruby had accepted to serve as her right hand on the Island.
Javier (John Gabriel Rodriquez)
Javier’s behavior suggests there may be chemistry between him and Elena, but for some reason, the two seem disinterested in one another. Because of this, his primary objective is to transport visitors to and from the Island by private aviation charter.
You’ve Got It, Dr. Gina (Gabriela Z. Hernandez)
On Fantasy Island and the surrounding islands, patients see Dr. Gina, the local physician.
Segundo (Daniel Lugo)
Responsible for maintaining Fantasy Island’s grounds.
Mr. Mel Akuda (David Moses)
Ruby’s spouse; the two were married for 50 happy years.
Christine (Bellamy Young)
Christine, real name Crystal Joe Stevens, suffered severe insecurity as a child because of her career as a newscaster and the abuse she endured at the hands of her stepfather.
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When it wasn’t her weight, it was her teeth, and being in the public eye didn’t help matters. And so, in her fantasy, she ate without gaining weight; in reality, thanks to Elena’s help in letting go of the trauma instilled in her by her stepfather Landon, she dropped weight.
Isla (Maria Gabriela Gonzalez)
Isla’s presence is more of a temptation than a visitor, and it suggests that Ruby may be hiding a sexual orientation secret from herself.
Daphne (Odette Annable)
Daphne’s marriage has been deteriorating since their Kilimanjaro wedding. Her husband Zev doesn’t seem to understand how hard her career in sales is for her. Therefore, the Island and Elena arrange a body exchange between Daphne and Zev.
Zev (Dave Annable)
Zev, who is on his second marriage but hasn’t yet moved on from his first, is concerned that Daphne would abandon him as his ex-wife Kate did.
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Thus, when they physically switch places, he gains insight into her predicament, including her reason for holding a secret.
To Clarify, I’m Talking About Brent Lee (Francois Chau)
After his fiancee passed away, all Brent wanted to do was sleep until he was emotionally prepared to face the fact that he had contributed to her death.
He’s slept for at least 10 years already, and the bargain is that he can do so for another 5, after which he must remain awake for 48 hours before returning to bed.
Mitchell, Eileen (Debbi Morgan)
Eileen, a world traveler, and model have always craved the spotlight, which makes middle age particularly trying for her.
But the problem is that her daughter Theodora has cut off all communication with her because she abandoned her grandson Freddy while she went out to sing karaoke. So, her ultimate wish is to reunite with her daughter.
Theodora (Mieko Hillman and Kamori Clark-mcgeoy)
Eileen felt as though she gave Theodora the entire universe. Theodora, however, believes that Eileen abandoned her in several locations around the world.
As a result, while she is trilingual, she has experienced abandonment and is prepared to cut ties with Eileen for abandoning her son.
Researcher Charles Wakefield, Ph.d. (Cliff Chamberlain)
Charles’s interest in science began in the second grade when he first observed the onion peel cells up close. As a particle physicist, nevertheless, he has spent his career disproving the inexplicable.
That’s why he’s headed to Fantasy Island—to have an experience that can’t be rationally explained away.
Fantasy Island Plot
ABC originally broadcast Fantasy Island from 1977 to 1984 and then revived the series for two seasons in 1998 and 1999. Gene Levitt is credited with creating the show.
Starring Ricardo Montalbán, the series chronicles the exploits of the enigmatic Mr. Roarke, who rents out his island to the wealthy for the price of $50,000 for a week of immersive dreams. The show debuted in 1978 as a TV series, but it all started with two TV movies in 1976 and 1977.
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Wendy Schaal and Christopher Hewitt were other regular cast members on the show, which featured cameos from virtually every prominent TV actor of the day.
Fantasy Island Trailer
The final Fantasy Island teaser is here!
Jeff Wadlow is co-writing along with Chris Roach and Jillian Jacobs. Sony is handling the film’s distribution. Isla (Maria Gabriela Gonzalez) may be hiding a sexual orientation secret from herself.
Daphne’s marriage has been deteriorating since their Kilimanjaro wedding. Brent wanted to do was sleep until he was emotionally prepared to face the fact that he contributed to his fiancee’s death.
The show follows the exploits of Ricardo Montalbán, who rents out his island for $50,000 for immersive dreams. It was originally broadcast from 1977 to 1984 and then revived in 1998 and 1999.
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