Apparently, a film adaptation of the worldwide smash series Baywatch has been in development since 2004, when DreamWorks (Really? Them?) picked up the rights. While the notion of adapting a campy TV series that was never that popular to begin with in the States may seem misguided, the international appeal of this show seemingly knows no bounds. So for once, someone might be doing something without the United States in mind.
The project hasn’t found a decent script yet, but that might change now that Peter Tolan, the creator of Rescue Me, has put together something that doesn’t take into account the TV show at all.
I like what I’m hearing. Go on, Peter:
“It’s not based on the show in any way, though there are a couple of winks at the show…I don’t know anything about the show. I didn’t watch it in preparation for writing this,” he said to the Matthew Aaron Podcast.
So, while no greenlight has been given, it sounds as though this might be the script. I wonder if Bruno Mars will do a version of the theme song.
Please God, no.