‘Fantasy Island’ Trailer Gives a Horror Twist on Classic TV Show (Video)

Film directed by Jeff Wadlow opens in theaters Valentine’s Day 2020

Your wildest dreams are about to come true, but with a twist. “Fantasy Island” is a horror film where your deepest fantasies become a horrifying reality.

If that premise sounds familiar that’s because it’s inspired by the classic ’70s and ’80s adventure and comedy show “Fantasy Island,” which was created by Gene Levitt. Blumhouse and Sony Pictures are teaming up for the film that casts Michael Peña in the Ricardo Montalban role as Mr. Roarke.

In the original show, which also starred Hervé Villechaize alongside a cavalcade of rotating guest stars, visitors to Fantasy Island via “ze plane” would find their greatest fantasy realized, but things rarely played out as expected. The twist for Blumhouse’s “Fantasy Island” is that those same fantasies get morphed in gruesome ways.

“We weren’t brought here to have our own fantasies, we were brought here for something else,” star Maggie Q says in the trailer.

Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Portia Doubleday, Jimmy O. Yang, Ryan Hansen and Michael Rooker all star in the film that’s directed by Jeff Wadlow, best known for “Truth or Dare,” which also starred Hale. Wadlow also wrote the story along with Chris Roach and Jillian Jacobs based on Levitt’s TV show.

“Fantasy Island” opens in theaters on Feb. 14, 2020.

Watch the first trailer above.

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