Fantasy Island Origins
The origins of Fantasy Island is as uncanny as its plot. The series hails back from the 1970s and was created by Gene Levitt for the ABC television network. It starred the late Ricardo Montalban as the enigmatic and mysterious Mr. Roarke and Herve Villechaize as his assistant Tattoo.
|The original Fantasy Island's Mr. Roarke (left) played by Mexican actor Ricardo Montalban with his assistance Tattoo played by Herve Villechaize.|
According to the producer Aaron Spelling, the series was unintentionally "pitched" to the executives as a joke. During a pitching session that was not going well, an exasperated Spelling exclaimed, “What would you like me to do? Put some guy on an island and have him grant wishes to people?!”
|Aaron Spelling, the producer of the show.|
What made the series so alluring?
|Tattoo atop the bell tower yelling, "De plane! De plane!"|
|Welcome to the new Fantasy Island (2020) by Blumhouse.|
|Michael Pena as the new Mr. Roarke.|
See the trailer for the movie below;
|The new cast of Blumhouse's Fantasy Island (2020).|
FANTASY ISLAND (2020) at a Glance
Directed by: Jeff Wadlow
Written by: Jeff Wadlow & Chris Roach & Jillian Jacobs
Based upon the television series created by: Gene Levitt
Produced by: Jason Blum, Marc Toberoff, Jeff Wadlow
Executive Producers: Couper Samuelson, Jeanette Volturno
Cast: Michael Pena, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Jimmy O. Yang, Portia Doubleday, Ryan Hanswen and Michael Rooker
Find out more about the movie at its official website here. And read what actress Maggie Q has to say about her role as Gwen on Fantasy Island.
If you are a fan of Blumhouse horror cum slasher films and relish on plot twists, be sure to watch Fantasy Island. The movie was released on Valentines Day in the United States as a horror date movie. However, it is still not too late to do that here in Malaysia. You can still bring your date to watch the movie available in Malaysian cinemas nationwide now from 27 February 2020.
Fantasy Island Promo in Malaysia
|Mr. Roarke's Malaysian representative inviting attendees at Comic Fiesta 2019 to Fantasy Island.|
|But beware your fantasies may not turn out as expected.|
|Staff at Fantasy Island booth ready to serve your fantasies.,|
Welcome to the Movie Premiere!
This week, Fantasy Island opens in Malaysian cinemas nationwide. And some fans took the opportunity to dress-up at the Movie Premiere in TGV 1 Utama.
|The staff of Fantasy Island out for a movie night at the TGV Cinemas.|
|They wanna watch Fantasy Island... just making over 18 years old to enter R18+ movie.|
|Movie Premiere guests taking opportunity for photos with the Fantasy Island staff.|
|"Who's fantasy is this creepy slasher guy?"|
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