May 15, 2012 4:12pm PT by Philiana Ng
Lifetime's 'Blue Lagoon' TV Movie to Premiere in June
Lifetime has set a premiere date for its Blue Lagoon remake.
Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, starring Brenton Thwaites, Indiana Evans and Denise Richards, will air on the female-skewing cable network on Saturday, June 16 at 8 p.m. Original Blue Lagoon cast member Christopher Atkins will also make an appearance.
The upcoming telepic tells the story of an overachieving high school student Emma Robinson (Evans) and slacker Dean McMullen (Thwaites) who find themselves on the same class trip to Trinidad. Though they have little in common, the two attend a wild boat party, causing Emma to fall overboard during a police raid and Dean jumping in to save her. The teens end up on deserted island while their parents search for them and Emma and Dean rely on each other to survive.
Blue Lagoon: The Awakening is distributed by Sony TV and executive produced by Judith Verno (Untouchable: The Drew Peterson Story), Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Drop Dead Diva). Matt Heller and Heather Rutman penned the script.
The two-hour film is a modern retelling of the 1980 movie that was toplined by Brooke Shields. The Blue Lagoon grossed $58.9 million in the domestic box office that year and spawned a 1991 sequel, Return to the Blue Lagoon, which introduced audiences to Milla Jovovich.