Once he’s done working with some elder talents in Last Vegas, Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) will move the age count down to single digits. THR tell us the helmer is signing himself for Beached, a Fox 2000 project which has, bar none, one of the single strangest loglines I’ve read all year — in which “a chubby 4-year-old child who falls overboard during a family outing, is raised by whales and goes on to become an Olympic swimmer.”
I said, “in which ‘a chubby 4-year-old child who falls overboard during a family outing, is raised by whales and goes on to become an Olympic swimmer.’”
Ted Griffin (Ocean’s Eleven, Matchstick Men) wrote the original draft, while Jordan Roberts (March of the Penguins) crafted an iteration which Turteltaub will now help rewrite. What are any of these versions, by the way? I would think it’s a comedy, given everything that’s being said right now — just picturing the plot outline gives me a nice chuckle — though they could, technically, make this some sort of dramatic story. Not that they should, mind you, which makes Turteltaub‘s taste for light, entertaining material the greatest hope Beached has right now. Maybe the only.
Is Beached shaping up to be a project of note?
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