No your eyes did not just deceive you, according to Variety, Baywatch: The Movie has found a writer and director in the form of Jeremy Garelick (The Break Up). Garelick has been hired to rewrite the script as a comedy. Apparently he was also hired to write a different version of a script that made the film into more of an action film “It felt like the template to do a movie that was similar to Stripes and Police Academy, the comedies I loved growing up.” According to Variety the plot of the film “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.”
I really can’t wrap my head around all the recent movie announcements. I thought that the T.J. Hooker announcement blew my mind but this, this just took the cake and ate it. I can’t even say that I am surprised that this is being made. The series was a huge money maker for everyone involved so it’s easy to see why a studio would want a film ASAP. At least the film isnt naive about what it is. The fact that it is being written as a comedy will allow it to be as corny as the original series which is a good thing, but I will not shed a tear if the project just disappears.
Do you think this is a good idea?