Michael Peña is Set To Star in the FANTASY ISLAND Movie as Mr. Roarke
Michael Peña (Ant-Man and The Wasp) is set to take on the lead role of the iconic character Mr. Roarke in the upcoming film adaptation of the classic TV series Fantasy Island. The project is set up at Blumhouse and Sony Pictures and Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) is writing the script with his Truth or Dare co-writers Chris Roach and Jillian Jacobs. Wadlow is also said to be directing.
The mysterious Mr. Roarke was originally played by Ricardo Montalban in the 1978 Aaron Spelling series, and was joined by his sidekick, Tattoo. Together they oversaw an island where people came to live out their fantasy wishes. But, those fantasies rarely turned out to be what visitors expected as they found themselves facing challenges that tested their character. The series dealt with dark themes and also included supernatural elements.
I like Michael Peña and it’s great to see him land a leading role like this. Fantasy Island should be a great project for him.