‘Fantasy Island’ Movie in Works for Blumhouse, Sony With Director Jeff Wadlow

Series ran on ABC from 1977 to 1984

Last Updated: July 31, 2018 @ 1:10 PM

Blumhouse and Sony Pictures are adapting the ABC series “Fantasy Island” into a feature film, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

“Truth or Dare” director Jeff Wadlow is directing the film based on the series that ran from 1977 to 1984 and starred Ricardo Montalban, Herve Villechaize, Wendy Schaal and Christopher Hewitt. A revival of the series aired between 1998 and 1999.

Wadlow is also writing alongside “Truth or Dare” writers Chris Roach and Jillian Jacobs. Jason Blum will produce, while Wadlow will be executive producing alongside Blumhouse’s Couper Samuelson. Ryan Turek will oversee for Blumhouse, while Matt Milan will oversee for Sony. Sony Pictures, which owns the rights to the property, will distribute.

The series follows Mr. Roarke (Montalban), who grants the fantasies of people wanting to come visit to the titular island for a price. The series featured elements of the supernatural.

Blumhouse’s slate for the rest of 2018 includes “BlacKkKlansman,” which will hit theaters on August 10, and “Halloween,” which will be released on October 19.

“Truth or Dare,” produced for $5 million, has almost made $100 million worldwide since its release in April. The horror film starred Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey.

Wadlow is represented by UTA, Artists First, and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman.

Deadline first reported the news.