Actor Michael Pena is set to star as Dr Roarke in the upcoming "Fantasy Island" movie.
Veteran actor Ricardo Montalban originated the role in the television series "Fantasy Island" as Mr Roarke who oversaw a mysterious island where people could live out their fantasies for a price.
The series, which ran for seven seasons from 1977 to 1984, often dealt with dark themes and the supernatural.
According to Variety, Sony and Blumhouse are co-financing the project, with production slated to start on January 14.
Jeff Wadlow is directing and penning the script with his "Truth or Dare" co-writers, Chris Roach and Jillian Jacobs.
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