Two Blumhouse movies received new release dates today and they both happen to be in February of 2020. Fantasy Island, to be distributed by Sony Pictures, has moved up from February 28, 2020 to February 14, 2020. That is a packed weekend, with The King’s Man, The Photograph and Sonic the Hedgehog also opening. And The Invisible Man, to be distributed by Universal Pictures, has moved up from March 13, 2020 to February 28, 2020. The other movie scheduled for that date is Bad Trip.
Directed by Jeff Wadlow (Truth or Dare, Kick-Ass 2), Fantasy Island stars Michael Peña, Lucy Hale, Maggie Q, Portia Doubleday, Jimmy O. Yang and Ryan Hansen. The film centers on a group of contest winners who arrive at an island to live out their dreams, only to find themselves trapped in nightmare scenarios.
Before it became a TV series, Fantasy Island was introduced to viewers in 1977 and 1978 with two TV movies. Airing from 1978 to 1984, the Gene Levitt-created series starred Ricardo Montalbán as Mr. Roarke, the overseer of a mysterious island where people could come and live out their fantasies, albeit for a price. He was initially accompanied by a sidekick, Tattoo, played by Hervé Villechaize.
Wadlow is writing the script with Truth or Dare co-writers Chris Roach and Jillian Jacons, with Jason Blum producing. Wadlow will executive produce along with Blumhouse’s Couper Samuelson. Ryan Turek is overseeing for Blumhouse and Matt Milan for Sony.
Inspired by Universal Pictures’ classic monster character, The Invisible Man, starring Elisabeth Moss (Us, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale), Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House), Aldis Hodge (City on a Hill), Harriet Dyer (The InBetween) and Storm Reid (A Wrinkle in Time, 12 Years a Slave) is currently in production in Sydney, Australia.
The thriller is written, directed and executive produced by Leigh Whannell, who wrote, directed and executive produced the 2018 sci-fi thriller Upgrade, and who wrote and produced Insidious: The Last Key that same year.
The Invisible Man is produced by Jason Blum and by Kylie du Fresne (Upgrade, Holding the Man) for Goalpost Pictures. The film is a co-production of Goalpost Pictures Australia and Blumhouse Productions, in association with Nervous Tick, for Universal Pictures.