Gender-Swapped Fantasy Island Reboot Will Make Your Deepest Desires Come True, Hopefully

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From 1977 to 1984, the ineffably suave Ricardo Montalbán portrayed Mr. Roarke, an enigmatic man of means who welcomed well-off vacationers to his Fantasy Island. Roarke endeavored to accommodate his guests' deepest desires for $50,000, often with cryptic results. If you've been fantasizing about a revival of the series, you're in luck: The Wrap reports that Up in the Air writer Sheldon Turner is working on a gender-swapped reimagining of Fantasy Island in which Mr. Roarke will be replaced by "a brilliant, dynamic and sexy woman who runs a San Francisco–based company that provides clients with their most intimate, dark or outlandish fantasy." Our most intimate, outlandish fantasy is that the revival will actually be good and not anything like the 1998 one starring Malcolm McDowell.