Michael Pena to Star in FANTASY ISLAND

Michael Pena to Star in FANTASY ISLAND

Michael Pena has been cast as Mr. Roarke in the upcoming Blumhouse film, "Fantasy Island," according to Variety.

The original 1977 "Fantasy Island" was a television series that ran for seven seasons starring Ricardo Montalban as the white-suited Mr. Roarke who oversaw a mysterious island where people could live out their fantasies - for a price.

The show was best known for Tattoo, Mr. Roarke's sidekick, who would ring a bell and shout "Ze plane! Ze plane!" to announce the arrival of a new set of guests at the start of each episode.

The film is bring co-financed by Sony and Blumhouse. Production begins on January 14th with Jeff Wadlow directing and co-writing the script with Chris Roach and Jillian Jacobs. The film will be produced by Jason Blum with Wadlow executive producing.

Pena is best known for starring in the "Ant-Man" films. He can be seen next in season four of "Narcos" on Netflix and in the Clint Eastwood film, "The Mule." He's currently filming"Dora the Explorer" for Paramount.

Read the original article on Variety.

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