The delightfully tacky 1970s TV basic “Fantasy Island” is set to become a feature-length movie backed by a main manufacturing firm, in accordance to 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 visitors to the island to dwell out their wildest goals, Deadline.com reported.
Jeff Wadlow, whose latest works embody the horror flick “Reality Or Dare” and the motion comedy “True Memoirs Of An Worldwide Murderer,” will direct the movie, in accordance to the leisure information website.
The quirky ABC collection was the brainchild of “Beverly Hills, 90210” creator Aaron Spelling, who as soon as admitted the present’s authentic pitch was simply a joke.
It ran from 1977 to 1984, that includes corny opening credit wherein Tattoo hollers, “Boss, de aircraft, de aircraft!” However the present additionally tackled darkish themes about nature, witchcraft and the supernatural. It starred Ricardo Montalban and Herve Villechaize.
Wadlow’s previous initiatives embody 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 price range.
A projected launch date for the “Fantasy Island” movie has not but been introduced.