Fantasy Island, Jetsons get crew

The pillaging of classic television shows for the purpose of repurposing them as Cineplex stuffers continues to trudge on.

Fantasy Island is getting the big-screen treatment courtesy of Columbia Pictures, with Eddie Murphy signed on to star, according to Reuters. Like his other films Norbit and The Nutty Professor, the veteran funny man will play multiple roles in the comedy.

The original television show debuted in 1978 and starred Ricardo Montalban as a mysterious island host named Mr. Roarke who would grant guests their fantasies, no matter how outrageous they may seem. Roarke's miniature sidekick Tattoo, one of TV's classic characters, was played by Herve Villechaize.

Another show of yore may also be headed for a big-budget remake at the hands of director Robert Rodriguez (Grindhouse). Rodriguez is currently in talks to helm a live-action version of The Jetsons with Warner Bros., says Reuters.

The Jetsons took the cartoon-family formula of the Stone Age Flinstones and propelled it far into the future. The animated series debuted in 1962 and was the basis of a full-length animated movie in 1990.

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alright its about time for them to remake fantasy island.if eddie murphy is in it it should be good.
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Jetsons was an amusing albeit campy cartoon but as a live movie can only be a future flop. Fantasy Island was a fun and creative show in its day. Someone has already tried to duplicate the success of this show with a more modern rendition of the show in a series that never made it through the first season. A movie, especially with an overrated comedian, everyone is tired of seeing in third rate movies that are funny, seeking to realize the sucess of Fantasy Island will fail miserably. Movies based on old TV series always fall short due to poor plots, poor choices of actors and too many changes from the original series.
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I like the idea of Jetsons, might be a funny movie.
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So will this be the first Jetsons project to actually feature people of different races for once? Never liked that show!
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Does anyone have an original idea in Hollywood? I'll be passing on both movies.
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jetsons cool
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Yeah, pass.
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I had a dream that SOMEBODY would eventually try to make "The Jetsons" into a live action movie. If they're going to go through with it, my ideal cast would be Michael McDonald as George Jetson, Nicole Sullivan as Jane Jetson, Stephanie Weir as Jane Jetson, Freddie Highmore as Elroy Jetson, Bobby Lee as Mr. Spacely, Mills Lane as Mr. Cogswell, Nicole Parker as Rosie the Robot, & they can just make Astro be a CGI animated dog. :idea:
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I agree with everyone here, NO!!!!!! Spend the money on ORIGINAL IDEAS!!!
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No to both. The Jetsons would just be like Spy Kids 3-D, or worse, Sharkboy and Lavagirl.



Fantasy Island was a product of its time. It would be pointless to be remade into a comedy or not.
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Unbelievable. Pretty soon they'll run out of old TV shows to ruin, err remake, and we'll see things like "60 Minutes - The Movie" starring Ashton Kutcher or something.
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The Jetsons? The hell?
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No, no, no, no, no, no.
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