Another week, another forgotten Hollywood movie being readied for the remake treatment. This time round, it’s Ron Howard’s bright and breezy ’80s rom-com Splash that is in line to be overhauled for the modern age with a twist, according to prolific producer Brian Glazer.
Speaking to CNBC (via The Playlist), Glazer revealed his intentions to begin the casting process for said remake in the not-so-distant future, potentially reworking the premise so that the movie is told from Madison’s perspective, the bubbly mermaid who twice saved Allen Bauer (Tom Hanks) from drowning.
Here’s what Glazer had to share about the embryonic project:
“I’m actually doing Splash, and I can’t say [anything more]. 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. I can’t tell you the twist.”
First released in 1984, Splash proved to be an early stepping stone in Tom Hanks’ glittering career, pulling in a fairly respectable $80 million in the process. At the time, it was Daryl Hannah who took point as Madison, wooing Hanks’ New Yorker and seeding a light-hearted love story that proved to be something of a crowd-pleaser more than three decades ago.
Now, Splash is on the verge of a comeback. Unlike other dormant properities that have undergone the remake treatment, it won’t involve some form of serialized TV series of spinoff and is still, for now, in the very early stages.
Source: The Playlist