Fantasy Island (film)

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Fantasy Island
Directed byJeff Wadlow
Produced byJason Blum
Written by
  • Jillian Jacobs
  • Chris Roach
  • Jeff Wadlow
Based on
CinematographyToby Oliver
Edited bySean Albertson
Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing
Release date
  • February 14, 2020 (2020-02-14) (United States)
CountryUnited States

Fantasy Island is an upcoming American supernatural horror film[1] directed by Jeff Wadlow and written by Jillian Jacobs, Chris Roach and Wadlow. It is based on the television series of the same name and stars Michael Peña, Lucy Hale, Maggie Q, Portia Doubleday, Jimmy O. Yang and Ryan Hansen.[2] Jason Blum is serving as a producer through his Blumhouse Productions banner. It is scheduled to be released in the United States by Sony Pictures on February 14, 2020.



It was announced in July 2018 that a reimagining of the television series Fantasy Island was being developed at Blumhouse Productions and Sony Pictures, with it being described as a mix of Westworld and The Cabin in the Woods. Jeff Wadlow was set to direct, as well as co-write the screenplay.[3]

In October 2018, Michael Peña, Jimmy O. Yang, Dave Bautista and Lucy Hale joined the cast.[4][5][6][7] In November 2018, during an interview, Wadlow disclosed that Maggie Q, Portia Doubleday and Ryan Hansen had joined the cast, as well as suggesting Bautista may no longer be able to appear in the film.[8]

Michael Rooker, Charlotte McKinney, Parisa Fitz-Henley and Austin Stowell were cast in January 2019.[9]


Principal photography on the film began in January 2019 in Fiji.[10]


Fantasy Island is scheduled for release on February 14, 2020.[11][12] It was originally scheduled to open on February 28, 2020 before moving up.[1]


  1. ^ a b Miska, Brad (December 1, 2018). "Sony and Blumhouse's 'Fantasy Island' is a Horror Film; Set for Release in 2020!". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  2. ^ McNary, Dave (December 1, 2018). "Michael Pena's 'Fantasy Island' Movie Lands 2020 Release". Variety. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  3. ^ 'Fantasy Island' Movie in the Works at Blumhouse
  4. ^ Michael Pena to Star as Mr. Roarke in 'Fantasy Island'
  5. ^ Jimmy O. Yang Joins Blumhouse's 'Fantasy Island' (Exclusive)
  6. ^ Dave Bautista in Talks to Join Michael Pena in 'Fantasy Island' Movie (Exclusive)
  7. ^ Lucy Hale in Talks to Join ‘Fantasy Island’ for Blumhouse and Sony (Exclusive)
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ ‘Fantasy Island’ Welcomes Michael Rooker, Charlotte McKinney, Parisa Fitz-Henley & Austin Stowell
  10. ^ "Fantasy freaking Island. Here we go". Instagram. January 14, 2019.
  11. ^ Squires, John (August 22, 2019). "Blumhouse's 'Fantasy Island' Horror Movie Gets a New Release Date". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  12. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (August 22, 2019). "Blumhouse-Sony's 'Fantasy Island' Moves Up Two Weeks – Update". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 22, 2019.

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