Warner Bros. might hook, line and sink (primarily) indie filmmaker Richard Linkletter to helm a big budget remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet. The bait? Millions of dollars in worms, I’d imagine.
The Incredible Mr. Linkletter is no stranger to mainstream films (School of Rock) or animation, though Waking Life‘s deeply philosophical tone and artful, lucid rotoscoping is probably not the style Warner Bros. is imagining for a remake of a Don Knotts movie about a man who turns into a cartoon fish. Or maybe it is, which would be awesome? Linklater and studio execs are currently meeting about his vision for the film.
One reason the director is probably interested in overhauling the 1964 original is interest from Zach Galifianakis, who was attached to the project last year and maybe still is. Linklater doesn’t have the job, but he’s currently a “top contender.” (The Playlist)