Take a look at the first trailers released for Fantasy Island, an upcoming horror film based on the television series of the same name from the ’70s/’80s.
The concept of the original series told of a unique resort where visitors where able to experience any fantasy they desire, although what would eventuate wound up being quite different and they ended up being tested in various ways. The new spin turns these fantasies into nightmares, with characters played by Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, and Austin Stowell, among others, in for all manner of dark twists on what they originally desired.
As you can see in the official and international trailers below, director Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2, Truth or Dare) looks to have a crafted a glossy outing with some familiar doses of horror elements. It’s a concept that can allow for some creativity among the set pieces, so hopefully there’s some originality with the suspense and scares. The characters don’t exactly look all that likeable, which can be okay if they’re going to be meeting ghastly ends though. Oh, and there’s potential fun to be had here with Michael Peña and Michael Rooker among the cast. We’ll see.
Fantasy Island, also starring Portia Doubleday, Jimmy O. Yang, Ryan Hansen, and Kim Coates (the Sons of Anarchy actors plays a character named Devil Face), arrives in Australia on February 13 and opens in the US on February 14, 2020.
In Blumhouse’s new spin on Fantasy Island, the enigmatic Mr. Roarke 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.