The Weekly Wrap: Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island

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The classic 80s TV series, Fantasy Island is getting a big screen reboot at Blumhouse. But as you’d expect from the studio, this one is going to arrive with a horror spin. A reboot for a new generation of audiences, the film seesMichael Peña stars as enigmatic Mr. Roarke who makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort. But when the fantasies turn into nightmares, the guests have to solve the island’s mystery in order to escape with their lives. Fantasy Island comes to cinemas in February 2020.

Fantastic Beasts 3 Is Going Ahead
Good news for Harry Potter fans because Warner Bros. has announced that the third instalment to Fantastic Beasts is going ahead. Fantastic Beasts 3 is scheduled to hit cinemas in 2021 with filming set to begin early next year. The film is expected to focus more on Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law). Although both preceding films were box-office hits, there was some concern regarding the third instalment to the film, primarily due to The Crimes of Grindelwald stumbling towards just over USD600 million at the box-office.

Michael Keaton and Samuel L. Jackson Join The Asset
The action-thriller The Asset has signed on some impressive talents with Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson and Maggie Q inked to headline the production. The film is centred on a pair of rival assassins who have to form an uneasy alliance in order to find out who is behind the killing of one their mentors. Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) is directing the film, which will begin production in January across multiple locations around the globe including London, Bucharest, and DaNang, Vietnam.

Most Expensive Bond Film Ever Made
With a reported budget of USD250 million, the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die, is officially the most expensive in the franchise. It would seem that MGM is banking big on the final outing of Daniel Craig as agent 007, but it could cost the studio a pretty penny. Spectre, the previous Bond film, raked in just under USD900 million at the box-office, however with a budget of USD245 million, it meant the returns wasn’t as high. Directed by Cary Fukunaga, No Time to Die, is set to arrive in cinemas in April 2020.

First Look: Wild Mountain Thyme
Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan lead the romantic drama, Wild Mountain Thyme. The period film sees Dornan star as Anthony, who always seems to be out in the fields working, worn down by his father’s (Christopher Walken) constant belittling. But what really stings is his father’s threat to bequeath the family farm to his American cousin Adam (Jon Hamm). Rosemary (Blunt) at first seems to hold a grudge for having been shamed by Anthony in childhood, but the sparks between them would keep a bonfire blazing through the night.

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