Former Home and Away cast members Brenton Thwaites (pictured) and Indiana Evans are set to star in a telemovie remake of The Blue Lagoon.
The story, which starred Christopher Atkins & Brooke Shields in 1980, will be remade for the female-skewed US cable channel Lifetime. Filmed in Fiji, the movie featured Aussie actors including Gus Mercurio, leo McKern and Alan Hopgood. It proved to be a big success in its day, while the 1991 sequel Return To The Blue Lagoon also launched the career of Milla Jovovich.
Based on the 1908 novel by Henry De Vere Stacpoole, the story centres around a young boy and girl marooned on a tropical island where they grow up together, fall in love and discover sexuality. It was previously filmed in 1923 and 1949.
Thwaites also recently appeared in Foxtel’s teen drama SLiDE while Evans was seen in ABC’s Crownies.
Filming is due to begin this month in Puerto Rico.