‘Baywatch’ Coming to a Theatre Near You?

Baywatch may be getting its turn on the big screen, as a comedy.

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Canadian filmmaker Ivan Reitman is in talks to turn Baywatch into a comedy for the big screen.

The life-guard drama, which ran from 1990-1999, and starred David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson, still holds the Guinness World Record for largest TV audience. In 1996, there were over 1.1 billion people tuning in every week.

Now the Ghostbusters director tells The Hollywood Reporter that he’s itching to remake the series into a comedy for the big screen. He just needs the right story.

“We still don’t have a script that’s makeable (but) I think it’s a big opportunity.This is a comedy, and I think we have a very interesting take – a classical idea that will be fresh for the world audience,” Reitman says.

Meanwhile, Reitman is still working on the overdue third Ghostbusters movie.

Alas, this wasn’t the first attempt to make Baywatch into a feature film. Does anyone remember Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding in 2003? No? That’s because it was a FOX TV movie.

What do you think of Baywatch as a comedy? I mean, it did receive lots of unintentional laughs back in the day, so I could definitely see it happening! The question is, will Pamela Anderson and the Hoff be cast?

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