Screen Junkies » don knotts http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:16:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.3 Richard Linklater Wants That Big Cartoon Fish Movie Remake Money http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/richard-linklater-wants-that-big-cartoon-fish-movie-remake-money/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/richard-linklater-wants-that-big-cartoon-fish-movie-remake-money/#comments Wed, 16 Mar 2011 01:09:33 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201843 What would get primarily indie filmmaker Richard Linkletter to helm a big budget remake of 'The Incredible Mr. Limpet'? I'm guessing millions of dollars in worms.

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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)

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Zach Galifianakis Could Be Cartoon Fish ‘Mr. Limpet’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/zach-galifianakis-could-be-cartoon-fish-mr-limpet/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/zach-galifianakis-could-be-cartoon-fish-mr-limpet/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 It's like the fish is his boner.The Incredible Mr. Limpet is a movie that was made nearly 50 years ago about a cartoon fish that fights Nazis. No wait, don't stop me. Seriously, Don Knotts played a man who transformed into a fish and left his old life behind to take on German U-boats in the ocean. Don't look at me like that, it's a real thing! Anyway, now Warner Bros. wants Zack Galifianakis to star as Mr. Limpet in the remake to be directed by Kevin Lima (Enchanted).The LA Times points out that "The Incredible Mr. Limpet has always seemed like one of those Hollywood remake projects that actually makes sense." Really, Steven Zeitchik of the LA Times? The movie didn't make sense back when it was originally conceived, and now you think in this post-post-post WWII era audiences are hungry for a Nazi fighting flounder? Granted, Inglourious Basterds did well, but that concept was easier to go along with, even if they did killer Hitler in the end **Retroactive Spoiler Alert!** But okay, let's make Galifianakis a fish. Whatever. I give up.

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It’s like the fish is his boner.

The Incredible Mr. Limpet is a movie that was made nearly 50 years ago about a cartoon fish that fights Nazis. No wait, don’t stop me. Seriously, Don Knotts played a man who transformed into a fish and left his old life behind to take on German U-boats in the ocean. Don’t look at me like that, it’s a real thing! Anyway, now Warner Bros. wants Zack Galifianakis to star as Mr. Limpet in the remake to be directed by Kevin Lima (Enchanted).

The LA Times points out that "The Incredible Mr. Limpet has always seemed like one of those Hollywood remake projects that actually makes sense." Really, Steven Zeitchik of the LA Times? The movie didn’t make sense back when it was originally conceived, and now you think in this post-post-post WWII era audiences are hungry for a Naz fighting flounder? Granted, Inglourious Basterds did well, but that concept was easier to go along with, even if they did killer Hitler in the end **Retroactive Spoiler Alert!** But okay, let’s make Galifianakis a fish. Whatever. I give up.

 

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