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Channing Tatum and Jillian Bell jump into water for Disney's Splash remake

08.01.2016

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Right now, no one knows making money like Disney knows making money in Hollywood, so when they announce an upcoming project for their slate in the years to come, it's because they see $$$$$$$ all over it. That should explain to you in no uncertain terms their reasoning for remaking the 1984 comedy SPLASH - only this time, it won't be Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah in the starring roles; it'll be Channing Tatum and Jillian Bell

In a bit of role reversal, it'll be Tatum this time playing the mermaid merman who comes ashore and subsequently becomes the love interest of Bell's hopeful optimist who was once saved at sea by the aquatic being. The original was one of Ron Howard's earliest directorial efforts, which explains Howard and Imagine partner Brian Grazer's involvement and partnership with Disney on the redo. 

Bell is said to have made the pitch for the new take on SPLASH and The Mouse dug it, hiring Marja-Lewis Ryan to pen the script and move the project quickly into further development. 

SPLASH is hardly what you'd consider a classic, although there are plenty of people who have fond memories of the original, having seen it nearly 30 years ago. It was a star-turning vehicle for both Hanks and Hannah. Tatum certainly doesn't need a similar boost, but this would stand to be another platform for him to showcase his comedic abilities while giving Bell a bigger spotlight in a well-deserved starring spot. 

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Source: Deadline

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11:35AM on 08/02/2016

Stupid

Lets remake every movie and reverse the gender of the main characters. WTF is going on in the film industry.
Lets remake every movie and reverse the gender of the main characters. WTF is going on in the film industry.
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5:06AM on 08/02/2016

FINALLY!!!

This is the trilogy that I've been waiting for decades to be completed. My life is complete, I can die now.
This is the trilogy that I've been waiting for decades to be completed. My life is complete, I can die now.
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1:41AM on 08/02/2016
Hollywood has gone full retard.
Hollywood has gone full retard.
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12:22AM on 08/02/2016
Um...
Um...
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8:42PM on 08/01/2016

Starting an online petition

It's to get Hollywood to listen to movie fans that we don't want remakes anymore! Worth a shot, better than doing nothing. Share with your friends! [link]

It's to get Hollywood to listen to movie fans that we don't want remakes anymore! Worth a shot, better than doing nothing. Share with your friends! [link]

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2:42PM on 08/02/2016
I just read the petition and have a question. Bear with me because I don't know much about how these petitions work, but if Hollywood is churning out failures after failures of remakes and the lack of profit isn't swaying them to stop, then why would an online petition?
I just read the petition and have a question. Bear with me because I don't know much about how these petitions work, but if Hollywood is churning out failures after failures of remakes and the lack of profit isn't swaying them to stop, then why would an online petition?
6:57PM on 08/01/2016
Hey guys, it's August 1st, not April 1st. Easy mistake, both months start with "A".
Hey guys, it's August 1st, not April 1st. Easy mistake, both months start with "A".
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6:18PM on 08/01/2016
This might actually work. I keep forgetting who Jillian Bell is until I see her, and I think she's got some decent everywoman appeal. Once I read about the gender-swap, my concern turned to intrigue. Channing Tatum has a nice niche cut out for him as comedic dreamboat, so I tend not to worry about him too much.
This might actually work. I keep forgetting who Jillian Bell is until I see her, and I think she's got some decent everywoman appeal. Once I read about the gender-swap, my concern turned to intrigue. Channing Tatum has a nice niche cut out for him as comedic dreamboat, so I tend not to worry about him too much.
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5:08AM on 08/02/2016
MER-MAN!!!!
MER-MAN!!!!
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3:43PM on 08/01/2016
Normally, gender swaps in remakes aren't enough to make them necessary. However, this could be an exception. The idea of a male mermaid (no matter how good-looking) is silly, so this could be very funny. Besides, it can't be worse than SPLASH 2, right?
Normally, gender swaps in remakes aren't enough to make them necessary. However, this could be an exception. The idea of a male mermaid (no matter how good-looking) is silly, so this could be very funny. Besides, it can't be worse than SPLASH 2, right?
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5:09AM on 08/02/2016
Don't ruin my dreams of a perfect trilogy.
Don't ruin my dreams of a perfect trilogy.
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3:06PM on 08/01/2016
NOOOOOOO!
NOOOOOOO!
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2:42PM on 08/01/2016

lol

Well this will be interesting. I'm one of those with fond memories. I saw the first one twice in the theater and loved it. Not sure what to think of this but if Ron Howard's involved I have faith it will be fun.
Well this will be interesting. I'm one of those with fond memories. I saw the first one twice in the theater and loved it. Not sure what to think of this but if Ron Howard's involved I have faith it will be fun.
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