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Will 'Splash' remake be Hollywood’s next dead fish?

A remake of 1984’s Splash is now in the works, according to It turns out that producer Brian Grazer, who co-founded Imagine Entertainment with Ron Howard (who directed the original flick), thinks it’s time for a contemporary reboot.

“I’m actually doing Splash, and I can’t say [anything more],” Grazer told CNBC. “I’m actually going to do it from the point-of-view of … I can’t say anything about it. There’s a movie star that’s going to be involved, [but] I haven’t announced it.”

Ugh. So let’s see if we can point the pieces together. The original film starred Tom Hanks, who plays an unlucky-with-love nice guy who falls for a mermaid (Daryl Hannah). Hmm. But was the story told from the point of view of Tom or Daryl? You could argue it both ways.

My bet? The twist that we now have a “mer-man.” But I’ve been wrong before. Frequently.

However (he says with a shout), also reports that Grazer bought a script back in 2009 called … yep, “Merman.”

Benjamin Franklin had it almost right a few hundred years ago: Fish and remakes smell after three decades. 

[Last modified: Thursday, June 9, 2016 8:56am]


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