A Fantasy Island movie with Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy will star in the big screen remake of the popular series Fantasy Island.
I'll let that first sentence soak in. Ready? Okay, let's continue:
Murphy, much like in the Nutty Professor and Norbit, will play multiple roles in the adaptation of the series which starred Ricardo Montalban and Hervé Villechaize, ran from 1978 to 1984, and always creeped me the heck out when I was a kid. I'm not sure why it creeped me out, but it did. Hey, I was young and my parents watched it, plus I was kind of a wuss anyway. Maybe it was Montalban's accent.
In the original series, Montalban played Mr. Roarke, the caretaker of a mystical island where visitors could have any fantasy fulfilled, but there was always a catch.
Norbit screenwriters Jay Scherick and David Ronn are re-writing the script, and no director is attached to the project at this time.