Brian Grazer, producer of countless film and television projects including “24,” “The Da Vinci Code” and “Cowboys & Aliens” — the latter of which he wishes he could disavow — has announced he intends to begin work on a remake of the 1984 cult hit, “Splash.”
Grazer wrote the story and co-produced the original mermaid love story starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah with his Imagine Entertainment co-founder and director Ron Howard. In an interview with CNBC Monday, the prolific producer said the new film will be based on his original treatment for “Splash,” titled “Wet.”
“I’m actually going to do it from the point of view of… I can’t say anything about it,” he explained during the interview before admitting there will be enough of a difference to perhaps justify another 1980s nostalgia reboot.
“There’s a movie star involved, but I haven’t made an announcement — but I can’t tell you the twist.”
For more, take a look at the video below, in which Grazer also discusses the current state of film and television production.
Although the remake may still be off in the horizon, Grazer’s other projects, namely the hugely anticipated adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” and the rebooted “24:Legacy,” will both premiere in February 2017. Before that, “Inferno,” the second sequel to “The Da Vinci Code,” premieres October 28.
(via The Tracking Board)
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