FANTASY ISLAND final trailer – Michael Peña is a new Mr. Roarke in this dark Blumhouse reboot

FANTASY ISLAND final trailer – Michael Peña is a new Mr. Roarke in this dark Blumhouse reboot

If you’re not familiar with the Fantasy Island television series, chances are you’re younger than me. The show ran from 1978 until 1984, after kicking off with a few made-for-TV movies, and starred Ricardo Montalbán and Hervé Villechaize as the curators of an island where dreams come true. The series saw a brief television remake with Malcolm McDowell in the lead, but it never seemed to find an audience. Blumhouse is trying something new on the big screen with their FANTASY ISLAND, this time turning the island into a place of nightmares… at least that’s what the trailers would indicate. And Michael Peña is playing Mr. Roarke with a cast that includes Lucy Hale, Maggie Q, Austin Stowell, Kim Coates, Portia Doubleday, Jimmy O. Yang, Ryan Hansen, and Michael Rooker. Check out the final trailer and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

In Blumhouse’s new spin on Fantasy Island, the enigmatic Mr. Roarke makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort. But when the fantasies turn into nightmares, the guests have to solve the island’s mystery in order to escape with their lives.

FANTASY ISLAND opens February 14, 2020

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