Director Jeff Wadlow is continuing his professional relationship with Blumhouse Productions, signing on to helm the studio's Fantasy Island cinematic adaptation.
The Kick-Ass 2 director recently completed the horror film Truth or Dare with the studio, serving as director, co-writer, and executive producer with the movie going on to earn nearly $100 million open its release this past April. Blumhouse is looking to replicate the earlier film's success by reteaming Wadlow with Truth or Dare co-writers Chris Roach and Jillian Jacobs to pen the adaptation's screenplay with Wadlow executive producing once again.
Fantasy Island originally ran on ABC from 1977 to 1984 famously starring Ricardo Montalban's mysterious Mr. Roarke as the host of the eponymous island getaway that allowed guests to live out their deepest fantasies for a price. The series received an revival in 1998 which was cancelled after thirteen episodes and the network attempted a third revival in 2015 before ultimately passing on the project.
Blumhouse will co-finance the upcoming adaptation with Sony who had partnered with ABC for the dropped 2015 pilot. While plot details on the cinematic Fantasy Island are currently under wraps, it is expected to heighten the supernatural aspects of the series to darker effect.