Michael Rooker from AMC’s The Walking Dead stars in a horror film by Blumhouse titled Fantasy Island, which is a reworking of the TV series of the same name.
Michael Rooker gets all the cool gigs. His latest film project is a Blumhouse reworking of the TV show Fantasy Island. Set release on Feb. 14, 2020.
The original TV series aired from 1977 to 1984. It starred Ricardo Montalban as Mr. Roarke and Herve Villechaize as his assistant Tattoo. They would bring their guests fantasies to life on a remote island located somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. The series always exhibited elements of the supernatural but Blumhouse has taken that a step further and introduced a horror theme.
The film has the same premise of the series in bringing the guests fantasies to life but this time their fantasies turn into nightmares. The winners of a contest are brought to an exclusive resort on a remote island and are told their lives will be changed forever. As they live out their fantasies they discover the only way they can escape the island with their lives is if they can figure out its mystery.
Rooker is joined by Maggie Q (Divergent and Insurgent), Michael Peña (Narcos: Mexico), Portia Doubleday (Mr. Robot), Lucy Hale (Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare), Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars), and Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy).
This international trailer features Rooker.
Rooker has been very busy since his character Merle Dixon was killed off The Walking Dead in season 3. He has starred in both Guardians of the Galaxy movies as Yondu. He also had parts in Brightburn, the True Detective series, and the upcoming F9, the ninth film in the Fast and the Furious franchise, as well as the second Suicide Squad movie.
Another Walking Dead tie in, Bear McCreary, who composes the score for The Walking Dead series, also composed music for this film.
You can catch The Walking Dead alum Michael Rooker in his upcoming films but also at the following events: Galaxy Con Richmond, Horrorhound Weekend, El Paso Comic Con and Nickel City Con.