They're Remaking 'The Blue Lagoon'?
'The Blue Lagoon' Remake Coming to Lifetime TV
The Blue Lagoon is ripe for a remake, right?
Well, Lifetime Television thinks so, anyway, though I'm not entirely sure this old story -- which would've been entirely unwatchable had Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins not been so gorgeous -- should ever be dusted off and revisited.
For the unitiated (or young, as the case may be), in the original 1980 film, Shields and Atkins played teenagers (cousins, right?) who are washed ashore with a galley cook who later dies. They are forced to learn to fend for themselves, experience puberty unassisted ... and yep, they fall in love.
Because, really, what else is there to do on an island in the middle of nowhere when you have raging teenage hormones?
Shields' character eventually gets pregnant and they have a baby to raise on the deserted island too.
(Side note: seeing Atkins in a loin cloth gives me the giggles every time.)
In the remake, Australian soap star Indiana Evans will play Shields' role of Emmeline, and Aussie Brenton Thwaites will step into the role of Richard. The remake is being shot now on Maui, Hawaii.
The Blue Lagoon was originally a novel published in 1908, got the big screen treatment for the first time in 1923, then in 1949, and again in 1980 with Shields and Atkins. The story continued in a 1991 sequel called Return to the Blue Lagoon. And, now it lives on.
Watch this video for the original -- creepy narrator, bad acting, and all.