Producer Brian Grazer has a Splash Remake in the Works

Posted by at 9:21 am on June 7, 2016

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Producer Brian Grazer just gave an interview to CNBC in which he confirmed a Splash remake is currently in development at Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment.

“I’m actually gonna do ‘Splash’ today,” said Grazer. “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 involved, I haven’t announced it.”

1984’s mermaid-in-New York love story Splash not only marked him and director Ron Howard’s first out-and-out smash hit, it also made stars out of Tom Hanks and Darryl Hannah. The interviewer brought up Grazer’s original treatment for the film, titled “Wet,” which was told from the mermaid’s point of view as opposed to the human man.

“We’re going to do a version of that, but I can’t tell you the twist,” confirmed Grazer.

While he may not be able to say the twist, but a rumor has a script being acquired by Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment in 2009 titled Merman.

The original Splash, written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel from a story by Grazer and Bruce Jay Friedman, grossed nearly $70 million at the ’84 box office, and co-starred John Candy and Eugene Levy.

 

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