A cinematic reboot of the classic comedic TV series Fantasy Island, but make it horror – it almost sounds like satire, but this is 2019 and the line between satire and reality no longer exists. Behold, the first trailer for Blumhouse's Fantasy Island (unenthused presentation wave):
Those most certainly do not look like "good" fantasies, particularly the one in which Lucy Hale is meant to torture her high school bully, played by Portia Doubleday. The cast also includes Maggie Q (playing a woman whose dead child is brought back to life), Jimmy O. Yang (who is very funny on Silicon Valley, but will probably not be as funny here), Austin Stowell, Ryan Hansen (of Party Down and Veronica Mars fame), Michael Rooker (of James Gunn fame), and Michael Peńa – playing this movie's version of Mr. Roarke. He's not like a regular Mr. Roarke; he's a Cool Mr. Roarke. Fantasy Island was directed by Jeff Wadlow, whose underwhelming credits include Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (which also starred Lucy Hale) and Kick-Ass 2. Between Wadlow and the movie's tagline – "Screams come true" – you can probably guess what kind of time you're in for here (silly, is what).
Here's the official synopsis for Fantasy Island, which hits theaters 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.