Director Hired To Make 'Baywatch' Movie

September 21, 2012


That Baywatch movie we last heard about a year ago still seems to be slowly but surely bounding and heaving forward, and now there's a director attached to keep the languishing adaption afloat, like one of those plastic orange things on a rope.

Vulture reports the film will be directed by Reno 911 star Robert Ben Garant, who previously directed Balls of Fury but more famously scripted broad comedy misadventures like The Pacifier, Herbie Fully Loaded, and the Night at the Museum franchise with writing partner Thomas Lennon. The project already has a script from Peter Tolan, the Rescue Me creator who last September explained that he is completely uninformed on the familial drama between David Hasselhoff and son Hobie, and that his draft is apparently only a Baywatch film in the loosest possible terms, saying:

"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."

It's not yet known if Tolan's take will be tossed out or re-shaped by Garant--who also recently published a book on getting rich through trite screenwriting, and therefore would probably like to make some money on a re-write. It's also not yet known if watching Baywatch will be as fun when it's not an excuse to watch a young Pamela Anderson bounce around until your parents get home from work. Time to find out!

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