The popular 90’s drama “Baywatch” is making a comeback. Get ready for all the sun, sand, and glistening hot bodies running in slow motion. This time around those barely there red swimsuits won’t be appearing on our screens in prime time; instead, we will be watching those gorgeous lifeguards on the big screen.
That’s right, a remake of the hit television show that starred David Hasselhoff is headed to theaters in May of 2017. It looks as though things in the Bay have changed a bit since the last time we saw it. The remake will star Dwayne Johnson as Mitch and instead of drama the remake will be geared more towards comedy. The plot of the movie will follow Mitch as he and a new recruit cross paths and butt heads. The two will somehow discover a criminal plot taking place on their beach and will work together to save the future of the bay.
“Baywatch” Official Trailer
The screenplay for the movie was written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift. The anticipated remake was directed by Seth Gordon. Also starring in the movie is Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Ilfenesh Hadera, Kelly Rohrbach, Rob Huebel, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jack Kesy, Amin Joseph and Hannibal Buress. Original “Baywatch” cast member, Pamela Anderson, will also make an appearance in the remake.
Recently, Paramount Pictures released the first official trailer for the 90’s remake. You can check it out below and see what you think.
So, what are your thoughts? Will you be in line at the box office to catch these beach bodies? Do you think “Baywatch” should have been made into a movie? Should the remake be brought back to our living rooms on the small screen? What other popular television shows would make good movies? Let me know in the comments.
By Ronda Brooks