LIfetime to Premiere Original Movie 'Blue Lagoon:The Awakening' Saturday, June 16

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May 15th, 2012

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Film Based On the Classic Love Story Also Features Appearance by Christopher Atkins


NEW YORK, NY (May 15, 2012) – Lifetime premieres the Original Movie Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, starring Denise Richards and up-and-coming actors, Brenton Thwaites (Home and Away) and Indiana Evans (Home and Away) in the provocative story of teens who fall in love while marooned on a tropical island, Saturday, June 16 at 8:00pm ET/PT. The two-hour film, a modern-day retelling of the classic coming of age love story, also features an appearance by Christopher Atkins (The Blue Lagoon).


In Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, overachieving high school student Emma Robinson (Evans) and slacker Dean McMullen (Thwaites) find themselves on the same class trip to Trinidad. Though they have little in common, Emma and Dean attend a wild party on a boat, and when Emma falls overboard during a police raid, Dean jumps in to save her. The pair drifts in a motorless dinghy until they end up stranded on a deserted island. While their parents desperately search for them, Emma and Dean are forced to rely on each other for survival, and the more time they spend together the more they realize their attraction to one another. Despite their differences, they eventually create a bond between themselves. But as days on the island become weeks and then months, Emma and Dean wonder if they’ll ever be rescued or if their life on the Blue Lagoon will last forever. Richards stars as Emma’s devoted mother Barbara, who refuses to give up the search for her missing daughter. Atkins, who starred in the 1980 romance/adventure movie The Blue Lagoon, portrays Mr. Christiansen, a high school teacher who helps in the search for Emma and Dean.


Blue Lagoon: The Awakening is distributed by Sony Pictures Television. Judith Verno (Lifetime’s Untouchable: The Drew Peterson Story), Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva) are executive producers. The script was written by Matt Heller and Heather Rutman.

  • Brittney

    That is nothing like the original but okay. Is this movie even necessary?

  • Tommy

    Sounds like an interesting contemporary premise to me. The only problem I have is how far could they really have drifted in the several hours it would take people to realize they are missing?

    Also – I’m still hating the new Lifetime logo… It makes the syfy rebrand look like DeVinci….

  • comicguy123

    I remember when Brooke Shields was in Blue Lagoon and how beautiful she looked in that movie.

  • M. Daly

    This from the network that is going to put Whitney Houston’s relatives on a reality show, I’m sure it will be a hit, NOT! I didn’t think lifetime could sink any lower but they have managed to with their reality show with the Houstons.

  • Bridget

    I just saw the preview and it looks like its gonna be great.
    I never watch lifetime but I plan on watching this movie.
    I can’t wait!

  • Trudy

    I just saw the previews and I will be tuning in june 16th, movie looks good

  • reagan

    man i can’t wait to see this movie! it looks so amazing!

  • person

    will be amazing


    It is wonderful to know that Hollywood has recognised that there are more caribbean islands besides Jamaica and Bahamas. A background on the movie says though that the movie was filmed in Puerto Rico and not in TRINIDAD.

    i do hope this encourages viewers to visit TRINIDAD more.

  • natabatt

    WANTTTT TO SEEEE IT! i saw a commercial about it in the movie theater and sounds really good have tooo watch itt!! :P

  • Worldtrvlr

    Was really hoping this movie was filmed in Trinidad. Visited the caves and the pitch lake- it was the best vacation ever! We plan to go next year for carnival!

  • BlueLagoon

    This movie looks good, i will for sure be watching it on the 16, So Excited!! Trinidad is Great

  • bisetareh

    it seems great from all point.

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