Eddie Murphy is getting ready to tell guests "Welcome to Fantasy Island" in a big screen adaptation of the 70's and 80's television series. As in his films "Coming to America" and "The Nutty Professor," the comedian and actor will play multiple rolls.
When asked is he would play the Herve Villechaize and say "Yes, Boss" and "De Plane, De Plane," studio officials were unsure if that would be one of his parts. Said studio rep Arnold Foxworth, "We're thinking maybe Danny DeVito, as he has that lecherous personality like the original Tattoo."
Foxworth also said that "We're going to model this after the highly rated series from the 70's, not after the 90's remake that had Malcolm McDowell."
As each episode interconnected three or more stories about people wanting their wishes granted, this one will do the same. Those stories will feature:
A talking donkey is upset and embarrassed about the appearance of his wife and her fiery temper and weight problem and wants to solve it.
A Detroit police officer cannot get a promotion because he finds it hard to take life seriously and is always pulling pranks (bananas in tail pipes, etc.).
An overwieght professor has trouble dealing with a split personality and wants to resolve the issue. He also wants to cure his family of their flatulence problem.
A doctor who can speak with the animals wants to keep his male black widow friend from being eaten on his wedding night.
While there is no report on how many characters Murphy will play, it should be more than normal.