The delightfully tacky 1970s TV basic “Fantasy Island” is ready to develop into a feature-length film backed by a significant manufacturing firm, in keeping with a report Tuesday.
Leisure corporations Blumhouse and Sony Photos are teaming up on a reboot of the present, which facilities on the mysterious Mr. Roarke — and his little-person sidekick Tattoo — who fly rich company to the island to reside out their wildest desires, Deadline.com reported.
Jeff Wadlow, whose latest works embrace the horror flick “Reality Or Dare” and the motion comedy “True Memoirs Of An Worldwide Murderer,” will direct the film, in keeping with the leisure information website.
The quirky ABC sequence was the brainchild of “Beverly Hills, 90210” creator Aaron Spelling, who as soon as admitted the present’s authentic pitch was only a joke.
It ran from 1977 to 1984, that includes corny opening credit by which Tattoo hollers, “Boss, de airplane, de airplane!” However the present additionally tackled darkish themes about nature, witchcraft and the supernatural. It starred Ricardo Montalban and Herve Villechaize.
Wadlow’s previous initiatives embrace directing the black superhero comedy “Kick-Ass 2” and the martial arts flick “By no means Again Down.” He labored with Blumhouse on “Reality Or Dare,” which grossed $100 million worldwide on a $5 million finances.
A projected launch date for the “Fantasy Island” movie has not but been introduced.