“Fantasy Island” Movie 2020 Review


Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island, or simply as Fantasy Island, is an upcoming American supernatural[3] fantasy horror film directed by Jeff Wadlow and written by Jillian Jacobs, Chris Roach, and Wadlow, based on ABC’s 1977 television series of the same name created by Gene Levitt. It stars Michael Peña, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Portia Doubleday, Jimmy O. Yang, Ryan Hansen, Parisa Fitz-Henley, and Michael Rooker.[4] Jason Blum produces the film through his Blumhouse Productions banner.

Fantasy Island is scheduled to be released in the United States on February 14, 2020, by Sony Pictures Releasing.

The enigmatic Mr. Roarke (Michael Peña) 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.

— Sony Pictures Entertainment

Michael Peña as Mr. Roarke
Maggie Q as Elena
Lucy Hale as Melanie
Austin Stowell as Randall
Portia Doubleday as Sonja
Jimmy O. Yang as Brax
Ryan Hansen as Bradley
Parisa Fitz-Henley as Julia
Michael Rooker as Morgan
Charlotte McKinney as Aphrodite
Robbie Jones as Rocklin
Kim Coates as Devil Face

It was announced in July 2018 that a film adaptation of the Fantasy Island television series was being developed at Blumhouse Productions and Sony Pictures, with it being described as a mix of Westworld and The Cabin in the Woods. Jeff Wadlow was set to direct, as well as co-write the screenplay.

In October 2018, Michael Peña, Jimmy O. Yang, Dave Bautista and Lucy Hale joined the cast.[6][7][8][9] In November 2018, during an interview, Wadlow disclosed that Maggie Q, Portia Doubleday and Ryan Hansen had joined the cast, as well as suggesting Bautista may no longer be able to appear in the film.

Michael Rooker, Charlotte McKinney, Parisa Fitz-Henley and Austin Stowell were cast in January 2019.[11] Ryan Hansen later confirmed the film won’t feature the character Tattoo from the television series.

Principal photography on the film began in January 2019 in Fiji. Some reshoots were done in July 2019.

Bear McCreary composed the film score, replacing frequent collaborator composer Matthew Margeson. Jared Lee performed a track titled “Don’t Wish Your Life Away” was released on January 31, 2020 and will be appeared on the film’s upcoming soundtrack.

Fantasy Island is scheduled for release on February 14, 2020. It was originally scheduled to open on February 28, 2020 before moving up.

Box office:
In the United States and Canada, Fantasy Island will be released alongside Sonic the Hedgehog, Downhill, and The Photograph, and is projected to gross $12–16 million over in its four-day opening weekend.


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