A “Splash” Remake Is In On The Way

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CNBC recently spoke with producer Brian Glazer during an evolution of Hollywood segment and was asked about one of his first movies, “Splash,” and Glazer dropped a bomb.

CNBC: “(Let’s say) you’re casting “Splash” today, who plays Tom Hanks’ role?”

Glazer: “I’m actually going to do “Splash” today and I can’t say.”

CNBC: “Wait, wait, what?”

Glazer: “I’m actually going to do it from the point of you of a….I can’t say anything about it except there is a movie star involved but I haven’t announced it.”

CNBC: “In your book you say that the original take on it was called “Wet” and it was written from the point of view of the mermaid.”

Glazer: “Yes! And that is what we are going to do. A version of that. But I cant tell you the twist.”

OK, so Glazer has confirmed that they are working on a remake of “Splash”, “possibly” called “Wet”, it will be told from the point of view of the mermaid, there is a Hollywood star involved and there is a twist. Any ideas of who could be starring as Madison, the mermaid in “Splash” originally played by Daryl Hannah, and what the twist could be? Some actresses names that come to mind for me are Emma Stone and Margot Robbie. As for the twist, maybe Madison stays instead of returning to the sea?

The original movie “Splash” brought about a few “firsts”. When it was released in 1984, it was Disney’s first movie under the Touchtone Pictures banner, which was also Disney’s first adult romantic comedy. It was also Tom Hanks first theatrical movie.  The movie was directed by Ron Howard and starred Tom Hanks as a man who as a child was rescued by a young mermaid from drowning. He is later reunited with her many years later and a romance is developed and soon Madison(Daryl Hannah) must make a choice to either stay with the man she loves or return to her her life at sea as a mermaid.

Source: Entertainment Weekly



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  • Maybe the twist is that this version will be a gender swap and will be shown from the view point of a merman who meets a human woman. The Tom Hanks role will be played by an actress and the Daryl Hannah role will be a male actor.

    • Good idea. I was thinking that this morning too. I know there was a really bad sequel called Splash Too. Would be nice if they did a real sequel with Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah returning to the human world. Maybe. But doubt it would happen.

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