As if we hadn't had enough adaptations of campy 80s TV shows, the Hollywood machine demands that you consume at least one more.
Hoping to add some giggle to the jiggle, Paramount Pictures has set Jeremy Garelick to rewrite and direct "Baywatch," a bigscreen comedy based on the syndicated series about buff lifeguards who patrol a beach in California.
"It felt like the template to do a movie that was similar to 'Stripes' and 'Police Academy,' the comedies I loved growing up," Garelick said. "Rather than trying to pitch the tone, I figured it would be easier to write the first act to convey who these characters were," Garelick said.
Some 37 pages later, Garelick has landed the job. The script [rather than focusing on action] now focuses on two unlikely lifeguard candidates trying to catch on alongside the buff bodies that will be as abundant in the film as they were in the TV series.
Honestly, I feel weary just at the thought of this movie. Does anyone think 'The Dukes of Hazzard' or 'Starsky and Hutch' were successful in any area other than financially? Luckily for Garelick, that's the only area that seems to matter.
But, hey, David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson cameos might be fun, right?