Lifetime has given the green light to a contemporary telemovie remake of the classic 1980 romance/adventure “The Blue Lagoon” at Storyline Entertainment and Peace Out Productions reports Deadline.
The Randal Kleiser-directed original follows two Victorian-era cousins (Christopher Atkins, Brooke Shields) who become shipwrecked and marooned on a tropical island in the South Pacific along with a galley cook (Leo McKern).
After the cook dies the two children grow up together, fall in love and discover sexuality as they survive solely on their resourcefulness.
A sequel was released in 1991 starring Milla Jovovich, while Henry De Vere Stacpoole’s original novel was first adapted in 1949 and starred Jean Simmons. Casting on the new ‘Lagoon’ is already underway with shooting to kick off in Puerto Rico in February.
Lifetime is also behind a “Steel Magnolia” remake featuring an all African-American cast.